Lynbrook High School senior Emma Ward was recently recognized as a Semifinalist in the prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is among 16,000 high school seniors to earn the Semifinalist title based on her high score on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
Emma is now in the running to continue on in the National Merit Scholarship Program for one of approximately 7,500 scholarship awards which will be offered in the spring. She will find out in February if she has advanced to the Finalist level, making her one step closer to being a possible scholarship winner.
Along with her dedication to academics, Emma is a true leader at Lynbrook High School. She co-founded a SCOPE club with her twin sister Sophie, which raises money to send underprivileged children with special needs to sleepaway camp. Furthermore, Emma is co-president of the Key Club with her sister, is the vice-president of the Student Government Association, the managing editor of the school’s student-run newspaper Horizon, a member of the mathletes club and is on the tennis team.
Outside of school, Emma is also actively involved in the community. She volunteers her time at a Hebrew School for children with special needs, interns for a state senator and co-founded a branch of Talenthood, a nationwide tutoring service, in Lynbrook and Hewlett with her sister.
The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates Emma on this outstanding achievement and wishes her the best of luck as she continues on in the competition!