Six Yeshiva University High School for Boys Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Six seniors at the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program after performing extremely well on their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests (PSAT/ NMSQT). The students are Elliot Fuchs, Asher Guigui, Daniel Jaroslawicz, Aryeh Klein, Yitzchak Lindenbaum and Ori Putterman.
“We are proud that our Yeshiva has so many semifinalists this year,” said Dr. Seth Taylor, principal of general studies at YUHSB. “Moreover, this figure is quite similar to the amount of semifinalists we had last year and the year before that. That’s confirmation of the fact that a lot of bright young men decide to come to our school because of the superior education they know they will receive.”
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Awards are given annually to students with the highest PSAT/ NMSQT selection index scores qualifying them for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than 1 percent of the 1.5 million entrants from over 21,000 high schools advance to finalist standing.
To become a finalist, students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed by their principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the students’ earlier performance on the qualifying test. The finalists continue in the running for the opportunity to compete for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million, which will be offered next spring.
“I’m so grateful to all my teachers and mentors at YUHSB who helped me reach this point,” said Fuchs, from Teaneck, NJ. “I couldn’t have achieved this without their guidance and support.”
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