Four Bellmore-Merrick Students Named National Merit Finalists

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Four students in the Central School District have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship 2019 competition.

Mepham High School’s John Berry and Kyle Ednie as well as Kennedy High School’s James Hayes and Sidra Naheed were all included on the list.
“We are once again proud to highlight the accomplishments of our dedicated students,” said Superintendent John DeTommaso. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Approximately 15,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, qualified as finalists.

The seniors are now competing for National Merit Scholarships that will be announced in March. The program awards three types of scholarships: National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarships and College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships