Sarah Massoni, a North Bellmore resident and student at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale was named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.
Massoni has been member of her school's Drama Club, a contributor to the school newspaper and a member of the National Honor Society.
Semifinalists represent the top one-third, or about 16,000, of approximately 50,000 high scorers who took the PSAT/NMSQT, which has a total of 1.5 million entrants, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students are ranked with a selection index score based on their combined scores in critical reading, writing and math.
Semifinalists can compete to be named finalists and continue in the process to receive corporate and college-sponsored scholarships, as well as the esteemed National Merit Scholarship. Those advancing to the finalist stage will be notified in February of their standing.