National Semifinalists

In recognition of their academic performance, 15 Ward Melville High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the program’s website, 1.6 million students entered this year’s competition by taking the PSAT/NMSQT, and only about 16,000 students earned the status of semifinalist. With this honor, these students now have the chance to continue in the competition and compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.
The district congratulates the following students:

Sophia Abanov
Hugh Ferguson
Michelle Hu
Albert Liu
Kirti Nath
Henry Nelson
Sachin Patnaik
Nikita Podobedov
Isabelle Scott
Annabel Shewan
Michelle Sun
Kavya Tangella
Ray Wei
Edward Yan
Adora Zhang