Twenty-three Amity Regional High School seniors were recognized by the Amity Regional School District No. 5 Board of Education at the October Board meeting for their performance on the PSAT during their junior year of high school. Sixteen of the students earned “Commended Student” honors, and 7 students are being recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists. Of the 1.6 million students who took the test nationwide last year, commended students are among the top 34,000 high performers. The following are the Amity Regional High School Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholar Program:
Maya Barbieri, Erin Barillier, Sophie Baum, Andrew Burford, Howard Ding, Jacob Gross, Qingli Hu, Tina Hu, Ananya Kachru, Emily Kilian, Helen Lenski, Eitan Minsky-Fenick, Leah Mongillo, Haegan O’Rourke, Hannah Rappaport, and Colin Roy.
The nationwide pool of semi-finalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state and among the top 16,000 scorers nationally. The number of semi-finalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. The following are the Amity Regional High School semi-finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholar Program:
Weixin Du, Ulada Dubovik, Elizabeth Frieden, Vince Li, Justine Luo, Sally Thach, and Weichu Yu.