Herricks School District is proud to congratulate eight seniors on being named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
The 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Herricks High School are: Benjamin P. Hogan, Fatin A. Hoque, Connie Huang, Faaiz A. Jalil, Daniel Ng, Vera Peng, Arjun Sharma and Catalin J. Wong.
These academically talented students are joined by an elite group of approximately 16,000 semifinalists who were selected from over 1.3 million juniors in over 21,000 high schools who applied for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of high school seniors and highest-scoring entrants from each state.
“The remarkable accomplishments of these eight students underscore the commitment to education and the nurturing environment provided by the Herricks High School community – from the faculty and staff to our families,” said Herricks Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Sinanis. “Their success serves as an inspiration to both current and future generations of students, showcasing the potential for greatness within our educational community.”
The next steps for semifinalists include completing a scholarship application which will spotlight their academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership experience, employment and honors and awards. Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April.