National Merit Semifinalist

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Congratulations to Mineola High School senior Neilah Rustemi who has been named a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Neilah is one of 16,000 students nationwide, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who qualify in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. To become a finalist, the Neilah must submit a detailed scholarship application, providing information about her academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and her honors and awards received.