Local Students Named Semifinalists in 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

Fifteen high school seniors from Briarcliff High SchoolIrvington High School and Sleepy Hollow High School were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. One home-schooled student from Sleepy Hollow was also selected as one of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide. 

From this group, 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million will be offered next spring. About 95 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship. 

High school juniors entered the Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

A semifinalists 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. 

Briarcliff High School

Clara Barden
(L-R) Lucas Martin, Dylan Bright, Asst. Principal Daniel Goldberg, Principal Diana Blank, Neel Raut and Haonan Gong.









Irvington High School

(L-R) Chloe Banino, Eadin Block, Joshua Chang, Aliya Huprikar, Katherine Lebuhn and Samantha Levin 








Sleepy Hollow High School 

(L-R) Henry Poret, Ryan Lyppens and Kaitlyn Chen








Sleepy Hollow Homeschool 

Sebastian Zuba


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