Seniors Honored as National Merit Semifinalists

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Two seniors from Bethpage High School were selected as semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Bethpage Union Free School District congratulates Stacy Kappel and Soham Maiti for this outstanding achievement.

A total of 16,000 U.S. semifinalists have been chosen to compete for finalist status and ultimately, 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. They were filtered from an initial pool of 1.6 million U.S. students who took last year’s PSAT/NMSQT, a qualifying test.

This year’s semifinalists scored in the top one percent nationally on the exam. Winners of the National Merit Scholarships will be named this spring.