Sewanhaka Commends Merit Semifinalists


The Sewanhaka Central High School District announced that three students have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Anjali Abraham, a senior at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Shahzaib Saleem, a senior at Sewanhaka High School and Kacie Candela, a senior at H. Frank Carey High School were recognized in the 60th annual competition.

“It is such a wonderful achievement to be selected as a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “We are extremely proud of Kacie, Anjali and Shahzaib as they continue to represent the Sewanhaka Central High School District in an exceptional manner.”

Each year, an estimated 1.4 million students from across the nation enter this academic competition by taking the test, and approximately 16,000 of them are identified as semifinalists. Those who achieve this level of distinction represent the highest scoring entrants in each state and have the opportunity to advance to Finalist status with the prospect of winning scholarship awards.

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