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SGFHS senior Annika Currie named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

February 24, 2021

National Merit Scholarship Finalist and HS PrincipalCongratulations to South Glens Falls High School senior Annika Currie who was named a 2021 National Merit Scholarship Finalist!

Currie is among the highest-scoring entrants from New York state recognized as part of the prestigious academic recognition and scholarship program that began in 1955. She now has the opportunity to compete next spring for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships valued at more than $31 million.

To qualify, students had to score in the top 1 percent of all seniors from across the country on the PSAT exam.

Recently, the district was notified that Currie had advanced to the status of finalist. About 90 percent, or 15,000, of the semifinalists in the country are named finalists. Half of these finalists will receive a partial scholarship to continue their education.

“Annika is known for being a hard working and capable student whose bright mind and bright smile showcase some of the best attributes that South High students have to offer. We are all very proud of what she has accomplished during her time at South High,” said Principal Peter Mody. “She is an excellent student and, as shown by her work with the Student Concern Steering Committee and as a representative to the Board of Education, is very interested in making her school community a better place for all.”

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. More than 1.5 million high school students from across the country enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) in their junior year. To become a finalist and ultimately win one of the National Merit scholarships, students are judged on several criteria, including academic performance, SAT scores, recommendations and their applications to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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