Elmont student named National Merit semi- finalist


Elmont Memorial High School is proud to recognize 12th graders Andrew Eccles as a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist and Chidinma Nwaogbe as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student.

Based on their PSAT scores, Eccles and Nwaogbe placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million to be named as National Merit Scholarship award winners. Being recognized for their exceptional academic promise, these Elmont High School students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country.

Principal John Capozzi invited the students to his office to be recognized and the Sewanhaka Central High School District recognized Andrew and Chidinma at their November Board of Education Meeting.

The National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC) is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The mission of NMSC is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.