Scholastic Achievements Earn Seniors National Honors

Scholastic Achievements Earn Seniors National Honors photo
Four Rocky Point High School seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program – Kyle Markland and Jade Pinkenburg have been named 2018 Semifinalists and Patrick Farrell and Connor Middleton have been named  Commended Students.

The students qualified for these honors by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of the approximate 1.6 million entrants each year.

Annually, approximately 16,000 students, or roughly one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as semifinalists and are invited to continue in the competition for the chance to be named finalists and National Merit Scholarship award winners. Approximately 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 highest scorers were named Commended Students and, although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, some Commended Students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.