Return to Headlines

Herricks HS congratulates National Merit Scholarship winners

Herricks HS congratulates National Merit Scholarship winners

 

Three Herricks High School seniors that were recognized as National Merit finalists this past winter and semifinalists in the fall have been honored as winners of prestigious, highly sought-after scholarships. Natalie Tan, Nita Wong and Kelly Yu earned these awards based on their academic success, which included their SAT and PSAT results.

Natalie and Kelly are recipients of National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarships that are underwritten with the organization’s own funds, while Nita was presented with a National Merit Broadridge Scholarship, sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solution, Inc.

From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT, only about 15,000 were identified as finalists. From this pool, approximately 7,500 students across the nation were awarded scholarships.

Natalie is co-president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is also a Siemens Competition semifinalist as well as a National Honor Society member. Nita is involved in National Honor Society, plays the piano and teaches Chinese school. Kelly serves as co-president of the Asian American Culture Club, participates in National Honor Society and performed in the All-National Symphony Orchestra as a violinist.

 

National Merit Winners