Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that one of its students has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Doug Edwins achieved this honor based on his exceptional performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT). The College Board bestows this honor upon less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide each year, yet this is the fourth consecutive year that Locust Valley High School has had a finalist.

Earlier this school year, two students, Emma Gugerty and Theodore Kahn were named National Merit Commended students for their performance on the same exam. Doug was named a semifinalist, making him eligible to become a finalist.

The PSAT was taken by 1.5 million high school juniors in 2011. Of those students, Doug is among an elite group of 15,000 finalists nationwide.

The College Board shares the names of students who earn these distinctions with colleges and universities. As a finalist, Doug 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.

Locust Valley Central School District congratulates Doug on this elite accomplishment!