Thomas Orifici, a student at Babylon Junior-Senior High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is one of 16,000 high school seniors from across the country to be named as a semifinalist.
The semifinalists will go on to compete for the scholarships next spring. Half will go on to win a scholarship, becoming a Merit Scholar. Semifinalists are chosen from their scores in the 2020 PSATs, and less than 1% of students will qualify.
About 95% of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and approximately half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced starting in April and concluding in July.