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South High Senior Awarded Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship

Yearbook photo of Jeremy KotlyarJeremy Kotlyar, a senior at South High School, is the recipient of a corporate-sponsored scholarship through the prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). Jeremy’s scholarship is sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive.

Jeremy is one of approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 136 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. Scholars were selected from a nationwide pool of students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors.

The National Merit Scholarship Program includes several rounds of evaluation. The first round recognizes high school seniors as Commended Students based on their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than one percent of the highest-scoring entrants in each state advance as Semifinalists in September, followed by the announcement of Finalists in February.

This year, the National Merit Scholarship Program recognized 48 Commended Students, 32 Semifinalists, and 30 Finalists from the Great Neck Public Schools.