Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
After months of moving up the ranks in the National Merit Scholarship Program, Massapequa High School seniors Robyn Tse and Joseph Zappa have attained the program’s highest honor. Both students were awarded National Merit Scholarships worth $2,500. The honor places them among a group of 8,300—or less than one percent—of the highest-achieving seniors from across the country.
Receiving top scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), maintaining stellar academic records, participating in school and community service activities, demonstrating leadership abilities, and showing evidence of honors and awards during all four years of high school earned the students the scholarships. A recommendation by a high school official and a student essay were also required.Tse, an aspiring scientist, will attend Yale University this fall. Zappa plans to study International Relations at Brown University.
“These truly outstanding students have proven to be among the top of their peers across the country,” said Massapequa High School principal Dr. Barbara Williams. “We look forward to seeing what they accomplish in college and in their chosen careers.”