Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that senior Jack Ferrante has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist based on his exceptional performance on the Preliminary SAT. The College Board bestows this honor upon less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide each year. Locust Valley High School has had at least one finalist almost every year for the past several years.

The district announced that Jack had been named a semifinalist in the competition earlier this school year. However, advancing to finalist standing is an even greater achievement. He is among an elite group of only 15,000 finalists nationwide. Finalists are required to earn scores on the SAT that confirm their success on the Preliminary SAT, which Jack did.

The College Board shares the names of students who earn these distinctions with colleges and universities. As a finalist, Jack is now eligible to receive scholarships of $10,000 towards his college education. These scholarships can come from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, corporate sponsors, or the universities the finalists attend. 

The district congratulates Jack on this elite accomplishment.