HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison High School is celebrating the talents and achievements of seven seniors recognized this year by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Madeline Rawson and Matthew Zinman were named as National Merit Semifinalists, according to a statement from the school district. Seniors Spencer Korek, Richa Mehra, Grant Muller, Romy Pein and Andrew Rocchi each were named as National Merit Commended Students.
The students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2015, achieving some of the top scores in the country, according to the school district, which added that the students met a number of other qualifications as well.
Of the 1.5 million students to take the qualifying test nationally, just 50,000 qualified for National Merit recognition with nearly two-thirds of those students earning Letters of Commendation for their “academic promise,” according to the school district.National Merit Scholarships will be officially awarded later in this school year.