2024 National Merit Scholarship Program

September 27, 2023


Congratulations to the 37 Horace Greeley High School seniors who were named a COMMENDED STUDENT in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition after taking the 2022 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:

Julia Aram
Christian Beels
Vansh Bhatt
Christina Bray
Sofia Carrillo
Violet Christensen
Mitchell Cohen
Nicholas Cressman
Sophia Dessi
Theodore Eaton

Ella Fowler
Tristan Gelinas
Rena Hollister
Eli Jubelirer
Gabrielle Kogan
Elizabeth Kracht
Jesse LaRosa
Michael Lavender
Christian Macchetto
Lexi Marshall

Luke Montano
Claire Nam
Natasha Neeck
Jonathan Notis
Eden Rose
Rebecca Sage
Elliott Saiontz
Max Schlanger
Jenna Shaiken
Charlotte Shih

Reese Solomon
Erin Song
Benjamin Vogensen
Austin Wang
Emma Wasserman
Sophia Wong
Victor Zhou

September 15, 2023


Congratulations to the 10 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.

 Anwen Cao
 Ian Cressman
 Cameron Kidde
 Daniel Kim
 Aidan Lewinter

Reshmita Nayudu
 Neel Roy
 Alexa Troob
 Cassidy Weddle
 Lionel Yu

They received this distinction by scoring among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2024 scholarship program by taking the 2022 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 2024.