2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

October 7, 2022

Commended Students

Congratulations to the 37 Horace Greeley High School seniors who were named a COMMENDED STUDENT in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition after taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Based on a nationally applied Selection Index score, they are among the approximately 34,000 commended students throughout the nation being acknowledged for their exceptional academic promise. Congratulations to:

Sara Asa
Noah Behrman
Jordan Beicke
Krissh Bhargava
Anne Bomback
Allison Bray
Luke Chang
Hudson Chung
Peter Correia
Nhat Anh Dang
Elizabeth Fallon
Lauren Fanter
Alex Friedman

Katherine Ginsburg
Alexa Googel
Sophia Huang
Connor Hufnagel
Ethan Kuperman
Jolie Leibner
Jamie Lynch
Emily Ni
Morgan O'Malley
Lizzy Osinski
Hayden Parsons
Ava Peters
Isaac Saland

Trisha Saxena
Sarah Serota
Ellie Slive
Daniel Stankiewicz
Azim Usmanov
Diego Weiss
Zachary Wolk
Leela Young
Jordan Zeiger
Cheryl Zhang
Rachel Zhang

September 14, 2022


Congratulations to the 13 Horace Greeley High School students who were among the 16,000 high school seniors nationwide to be named a SEMIFINALIST in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Daphne Cao
Lea Duesterwald
Netra Easwaran
Patrick Fang
John Flannery
Devisi Goel
Carly Googel

Elvin Lo
Gabriel Paley
Siri Reddy
Julia Sun
Justin Xiang
Amy Yang

They received this distinction by scoring among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2023 scholarship program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Finalists will be announced in February 2023.