Many high schools on Long Island have National Merit semifinalists. However, Roslyn High School is one of those schools that consistently has students who make it to the coveted finalists division.
This year has been no different. Five Roslyn High School students of the Class of 2015 have advanced
to become finalists after having been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program last September.
The students are Hojun Shin, Rachel Mintz, Brandon Tepper, Jordan Rosen and William Berger. These students are among 15,000 nationwide to be named finalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. About 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. These scholastically talented seniors are now eligible for some 7,600 Merit scholarship awards, ones that will be awarded this spring to students across the country.