EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Eastchester High School graduating senior Andrew Ling has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Ling had to submit a detailed application that included essays and highlighted his accomplishments both in the classroom and his extracurricular activities. SAT scores are also considered.
This year, Ling is taking six advanced placement courses, including Calculus BC, Physics and Politics.
Ling is a member of the Douglas MacDonald-Eastchester Chapter of the National Honor Society and tutors his peers in Spanish, science and math. He is a part of the Human Rights Club, Academic Challenge team and Spanish Club.
Outside of the classroom, Ling is a member of the winter and spring track teams, plays violin for the school orchestra and has been a volunteer at Lawrence Hospital for three years. He is on track to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.
By the end of the competition, a select group of finalists will be selected to receive National Merit Scholarships that total nearly $35 million. The winners will be the students judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments and potential for success in college.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, scholarship winners represent less than one percent of the initial pool of entrants.
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