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South High Seniors Awarded College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships

Yearbook photos of three scholarship winners

Three seniors at South High School have been announced as recipients of college-sponsored scholarships through the prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). College-sponsored scholarship recipients are: Alexander Voses, National Merit Boston University Scholarship; Katherine Wang, National Merit Emory University Scholarship; and Andre Lungu, National Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship.

Alexander, Katherine, and Andre among approximately 2,600 distinguished high school seniors nationwide who were announced as college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipients on June 1. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2022 competition to about 4,000. These awards are financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

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.