During the second week of September, Northport High School announced that student Julianne Starzee was named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program.
To qualify for this achievement, students must show dedication to excellence in academics, and take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. This test serves as a screening process for the 1.6 million students who enter each year. Starzee, who took the test last October, scored among the top 16,000 students nationwide. Semifinalists will now compete for the final 7,500 National Merit Scholarships by continuing their academic excellence, and by scoring well on the SAT.
“I feel really accomplished because I worked very hard,” Starzee commented. “It feels great to be recognized for that hard work!”