The White Plains school district announced that 17 of its high school seniors have been recognized in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Competition.
The National Merit Scholarship is an annual competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Seniors from across the country are competing this year for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $34 million.
White Plains seniors Max A. Golden and Claire M. Nataro were named semifinalists and have moved on to the final stage of the competition.
Seniors Louisa C. Abbott, Shamus C. Cardon, Theodore M. Chomiak, Arielle K. Hazi, Sarah A. Lumelsky, Rachel Y. Okun, Vivekanand Tatineni and Samuel L. Woehr were recognized as commended students.
In the National Achievement Scholarship Program, which provides recognition for outstanding black American high school students, Ayan S.Waite was named a semifinalist and Najah A. Banks was named an outstanding participant.Seniors Brian Laplaca, Kiara R. Barone, David Laguna, Germain Meza and Amanda Soyk were named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars in the competition.