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W.T. Clarke High School Senior Joins an ‘Elite Group’ of Students

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Nicholas Espinosa, a senior at W.T. Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District, was awarded $2,500 as a finalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Espinosa, W.T. Clarke’s valedictorian, was one of only 2,500 scholars in the nation to earn a National Merit scholarship. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments — without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.

“Nicholas is in an elite group of high achieving students,” said W.T. Clarke High School Principal Timothy Voels. “He is humble, kindhearted and a young man of incredible integrity.”

National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a nonprofit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

Date Added: 6/3/2022