Joy Ma, a senior at Calhoun High School has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The Merrick resident is an accomplished musician playing the French horn, flute, piano – and even the piccolo off stage. She also plays flute for the Nassau-Suffolk Wind Symphony. Ma competes in fencing year-round, representing the North Shore Fencers Club, plays on Calhoun’s badminton team and writes for the school newspaper, Pegasus.
Ma is among 2,500 designees. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.