Students Earn Honors In National Merit Scholarship Program
Students Earn Honors In National Merit Scholarship Program
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The Jericho School District is pleased to announce that 18 Jericho High School students were recently named semifinalists and 27 students were named Commended Students in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Jericho High School students Benjamin Chen, Caroline Chen, Margaret Cheng, Andrew Fang, Emma Gan, Elaine Huang, Joshua Kent, Chiu Fan Bowen Lo, Michelle Lu, Swati Madankumar, Srinivas Pullela, Molly Schwartz, Warren Wang, Daniel Wu, Brandon Xie, Alex Xu, Emma Zhang, and Brandon Zhao were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented students now have the opportunity to compete for many scholarships that will be offered next spring.

Approximately 1.6 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools across the U.S. entered the 2018 National Merit Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, are made up of the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Twenty-seven Jericho High School seniors were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students, Afrida Alam, Simran Bansal, Mutahara Bhuiyan, Zian Cao, Vincent Eng, Jiaxin Guo, Ishan Gurnani, Dylan Hsieh, Marc Huo, Ashley Kwak, Henry Lin, Dennis Lo, Amanda Luong, Ethan Ma, Nathanya McCala, Jack Mok, Joon Hyuk Park, Dewanshu Ranjan, Bilal Siddiqui, Chenshilong Sun, Harsha Venkatesh, Marguerite Wang, Benjamin Wong, Yunyan Wu, Ananda Yao, Annie Yu, and Kendra Zhang were recognized for outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of the students who entered the 2018 National Merit Program.

“We are very proud of all of our students that have been recognized as Semifinalists and Commended students,” said Superintendent of Schools Hank Grishman. “All of these young men and women serve as exceptional role models for students in our district.”

 

 

Pictured (left) are the Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and (right) the Commended Students. They are pictured with High School Principal Joan Rosenberg.