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National Merit Scholars

Congratulations to seven Tarrytown High School Seniors who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program for their outstanding performance on the October 2017 PSAT/NMSQT.

Luca Brown was named a semi-finalist and is ranked among 16,000 students with the highest scores around the nation. In February Semi-finalists will be notified if they have advanced to Finalist standing where they are eligible for National Merit Scholarships.

Maxwell Cover, Finbarr O'Sullivan, Martin Povman and Andrew Walek have been recognized as Commended Students representing the top 3.5 to 4 percent of scholars nationwide.


In addition, Helen Tejada and Joey Morquecho were named scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program scoring among the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino students who sat for the PSAT. The NHRP distinction is only received by 5,000 out of 250,000 Latino and Hispanic Juniors who take the exam.


“I am very proud of all of our National Merit Scholars,” said SHHS Principal Tracy Smith. “Each of them truly represents all that Sleepy Hollow embodies: excellence, pride, humility, and achievement. Congratulations to the students, their teachers, parents, guidance counselors, and all those who have helped them earn this recognition.”


The NMSC Program’s mission is to promote scholastic excellence and to recognize students who achieve these goals.