Students Recognized with Academic Awards with Test Scores Among the Top in the Nation
The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is proud to announce that two students have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2020 while a third received a College Board Special Recognition.
Arya Glenn and Owen Dugan are the National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. This prestigious recognition is given only to high school juniors who score in the top 1.25 percent nationally on the PSAT test. 90 percent of semifinalists generally move on to become finalists, with about half of the finalists eventually winning a National Merit Scholarship.
Furthermore, Larson Ortiz was recognized by the College Board for scoring in the top 2.5 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT among high school junior test-takers who identify as African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, or Indigenous.
TUFSD Superintendent Christopher Borsari says that these students should take great pride in their outstanding achievement. “These recognitions are testaments to the hard work of these students and the dedication that they have for their studies,” said Borsari. “I wish them all the best for the remainder of this year and in their future academic pursuits.”
The winners of the $2500 National Merit Scholarships will be announced in May 2021.