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Bethpage Seniors Recognized As National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Pictured: Bethpage seniors Ankur Raghavan (middle right) and Arsh Singh (middle left) were recognized as finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Pictured with Superintendent of Schools Dave Schneider (left) and Bethpage High School Principal Nicholas Jantz (right).

Photo courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District

Seniors Ankur Raghavan and Arsh Singh from Bethpage High School were recently named finalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program. The two students are among 15,000 finalists who will continue in the competition with the hopes of receiving a Merit Scholarship award.

In the fall of 2023, both Raghavan and Singh were recognized as semifinalists in the program based on their outstanding scores on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To earn the finalist title, the students had to submit a scholarship application with additional details such as their academic record and an essay. As finalists, both Raghavan and Singh earned a Certificate of Merit.

This year, approximately 7,140 National Merit Scholarships will be presented to students based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, about half of the finalists are expected to win a scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar title.

The Bethpage Union Free School District congratulates both Raghavan and Singh on this outstanding achievement and wishes them the best of luck as they continue in the competition.

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