National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists


Forty-two students in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).

National Merit Semifinalists from South High School are congratulated by Principal Dr. Christopher Gitz. (Not photographed: Lillian Lin)

John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Semifinalists are: Ryan Cho, Benjamin Feingold, Joshua Rafaeil, Jonathan Sanders, Adrian Shiu, Melvin Thu, Xiongningfan Wang, Jayden Wen, Ningfeng Xiong, Nicole Yeroushalmi, and Sue Zhang.

National Merit Semifinalists from North High School are congratulated by Principal Dr. Dan Holtzman. (Contributed photos)

William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are: Trevor Boshnack, Kirin Chan, Ivan Chiang, Emilia Chiu, Qihe Cui, Nathan Gaysynsky, Jacqueline Han, Kelly Hon, Albert Hu, Luke Huang, Erica Jiang, Brandon Kim, Joanne Lee, Elizabeth Levine, Dana Li, Serena Li, Lillian Lin, Victoria Lin, Brian Liu, Kaitlyn Liu, Michelle Luo, Kira Nguyen, Christopher Qu, Myra Saeed, Helen Tang, Aman Thawani, Jill Wang, Ashley Wei, Ethan Wu, Maggie Wu, and Alexander Xu.

These Semifinalists are among 16,000 nationwide, having scored among the highest in New York State on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they took last year. Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of seniors in the country, will be identified to colleges and universities in order to increase their educational opportunities.

Semifinalists are invited to complete a detailed scholarship application and provide academic and leadership credentials to be considered as a Finalist in the competition. Approximately 15,000 students will be announced as Finalists in February 2024. Merit Scholarship Winners will be chosen from among the Finalists to receive one or more Merit Scholarship Award.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Public Schools District

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