Mineola High School senior Joyce Rhim has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program for 2014.
Mineola has had numerous students selected for the honor, with Joyce having also been named an AP Scholar with Honor by the College Board and taking third place in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair last year.
Semifinalists represent the top one-third, or about 16,000, of approximately 50,000 high scorers who took the PSAT/NMSQT, which has a total of 1.5 million entrants, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students are ranked with a selection index score based on their combined scores in critical reading, writing and math. Semifinalists can compete to be named a finalist and continue in the process to receive corporate and college-sponsored scholarships, as well as the esteemed National Merit Scholarship.
Those advancing to the finalist stage will be notified in February of their standing. The Mineola School District congratulates Joyce on her achievement.