Two Star Seniors Earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

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The district is pleased to announce that two outstanding seniors from Lynbrook High School were selected as 2019 National Merit Scholarship winners in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program. Sam Cohen and Kaylie Hausknecht are among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees from across the country who will each be presented with a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship award.

The tremendous achievement is one of many that Kaylie and Sam have received during their senior year. This past March, Kaylie was selected as Lynbrook High School’s valedictorian for the Class of 2019, while Sam was chosen as the salutatorian. Both students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test during their junior year which approximately 1.6 million high school students take each year. They continued on in the competition, making their mark as semifinalists and then finalists. 

Both students were selected as scholarship winners in the program after a review of their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Kaylie and Sam will both attend Harvard University in the fall. Congratulations to both students!