Seven Herricks High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. They are Alan Chen, Nora Koe, Jake Lei, Nihar Shah, Natalie Tan, Nita Wong and Kelly Yu.
The Herricks semifinalists are high achieving students who are involved in their school and community.
Chen participates in National Honor Society, Science Olympiads, Mathletes and Science Research and is a national finalist for History Day. Koe is co-president and co-founder of the Girls in STEM club, co-captain of the girls varsity swim team, plays the violin in chamber orchestra and is a National Honor Society participant. Shah serves as DECA competition vice president, is a Siemens Competition Semifinalist and a Dance Theatre Club and National Honor Society participant.
Tan is co-president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is also a Siemens Competition semifinalist as well as a National Honor Society member. Wong is involved in National Honor Society, plays the piano and teaches Chinese school. Yu serves as co-president of the Asian American Culture Club, participates in National Honor Society and was recently selected to the All-National Symphony Orchestra for violin.
The seven semifinalists are now eligible to fulfill several requirements, including the completion of a detailed application that would potentially advance them to finalist status.
—Submitted by the Herricks School District