HHS Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
Six Harrison High School Seniors have been recognized in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program for having scored among the nation’s top students on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Matthew Cooper, Josephine Robb and Ava Zinman qualified as National Merit Semi Finalists. Joshua Cooper, Athanasia Meimeteas, and Yoko Miyoshi were named as Commended Students.
As National Merit Semi Finalists, Matthew, Josephine and Ava are the highest scoring 16,000 students nationally, and are among less than one percent of New York State’s high school seniors. They will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be awarded in Spring 2020. As commended students, Joshua, Athanasia and Yoko are among the top 50,000 scorers. More than 1.5 million students took the qualifying test.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizes these students for demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success. The students credited “support from teachers,” and the “great environment [at Harrison High School] for me to grow as a student and a person” as contributors to their academic success.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition open to all US high school students who meet entry requirements. The program is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a not-for-profit organization established in 1955 that operates without government assistance.
More than 1.5 million students in approximately 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).