East Meadow High School Student Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

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East Meadow High School student Zainab Nathani was named one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarship Competition Winners.
   
Merit Scholarship winners are selected among the 15,000 finalists based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. The National Merit Scholarship Competition evaluates participants on their academic record, school’s curricula and grading system, two SAT scores, school official’s written recommendation, the finalist’s extracurricular activities, leadership and personal essay.
   
When Zainab was notified that she received the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship award, she was ecstatic and honored. “I was extremely excited when I found out that I was granted this award because only a few people receive this recognition,” she said.
   
The district congratulates Zainab on this tremendous achievement and wishes her much success in her future endeavors.