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Five Plainview-Old Bethpage Students Selected as National Merit Finalists

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is proud to announce five seniors at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School have been recognized as finalists in the 65th National Merit Scholarship competition. The students—Elizabeth Korn, Gregory Kies, Ziho Kim, Cameron Robinson and Kristen Dong—are among just 15,000 students in the nation being considered for approximately 7,500 awards worth a total of more than $31 million.

“We are immensely proud of our graduating seniors Gregory, Ziho, Elizabeth, Cameron and Kristen for their hard work and dedication,” said Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis. “Our District is proud to have these outstanding students represent us in this competition. They exemplify the best of our community and serve as role models to students at all grade levels in our District.”

The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 as a not-for-profit organization to provide educational opportunities for academically talented high school students throughout the nation. The National Merit Scholarship Committee has allocated over 423,000 scholarships valued at nearly $1.7 billion to more than 3 million students nationwide.

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