Congratulations to Eastchester High's Andrew Ling. The accomplished student is advancing in his effort to acquire a National Merit Scholarship. Here are the details from Eastchester Schools Coordinator of Public Relations MaryEllen Meehan Byrne.
Eastchester High School graduating senior Andrew Ling has advanced to the standing of Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Andrew had to submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes essays and information about extracurricular achievements, awards, and leadership positions. He also submitted proof of his outstanding academic record and SAT scores.
By the conclusion of the competition, a select group of Finalists will be selected to receive prestigious National Merit Scholarships totaling nearly $35 million. The winners are those judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. Scholarship winners represent less than 1% of the initial pool of student entrants, based on official statistics released by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
This year, Ling is taking six advanced placement courses: calculus BC, English literature and composition, physics, psychology, Spanish and U.S. government and politics.
He is a member of the Douglas MacDonald-Eastchester Chapter of the National Honor Society. Ling also participates in after school activities, tutoring students in Spanish, science and math. He is a member of the Human Rights Club, Academic Challenge Team and the Spanish Club. He is on the winter and spring track teams, plays violin in the school orchestra and has volunteered for the past three years at Lawrence Hospital. He will graduate in June with a New York State Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.