The Jericho School District is pleased to announce that 11 Jericho High School students were recently named semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Jericho High School students Christopher Chen, Jessica Huang, Jack Josephy, Raisa Khan, Angelina Liu, Brian Oh, Amanda Orbuch, Joshua Philipose, Sulaimaan Siddiqui, Aaron Wang, and Edward Zhang were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented students now have the opportunity to compete for approximately 7,400 scholarships, worth $32 million, that will be offered next spring.
Approximately 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools across the U.S. entered the 2016 National Merit Program by taking the 2014 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 high scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
“We are very proud of all of our seniors that have been recognized as Semifinalists,” said Superintendent of Schools Hank Grishman. “All of these young men and women serve as exceptional role models for students in our district.”