Twenty-nine seniors at Great Neck South High School have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Each honoree received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of exceptional academic promise. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
“Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”
South High’s Commended Students are: Andrew Apaza, Joshua Cai, Christiana Claus, Valerie Deligiannis, Amal Deochand, Emma Forstner, Daniel Goldberg, Katherine Grosul, Richard Kanders, Veronica Khim, Jaehyun Kim, Jiwon Kim, David Kogan, Sun Mo Koo, Kayla Law, Ryan Lessing, Alan Lin, Sophia Mao, Christopher Ng, Shin Young Park, Lauren Parrott, Benjamin Rossen, Andrew Sheen, Andrew Wang, Emma Yeung, Jinyeong Yu, Alice Zhang, Jingyue Zhang, and Kallista Zhuang.