Hicksville Scholars Announced!

Hicksville Scholars Announced!
Posted on 10/20/2020

HHS Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar 

Hicksville High School senior Alejandro Gonzalez was recently named one of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. As such, Alejandro has distinguished himself as one of the top academic test-takers on the PSAT/NMSQT exam. The College Board acknowledged his achievement with a certificate and congratulatory letter: “Colleges know that students who have earned this recognition are some of the most talented across the country.” Principal Raymond Williams congratulated Alejandro saying, “You serve as an example that there is so much potential in every student.”

Alejandro is currently exploring colleges and how best to pursue his interests in math and actuarial science. Congratulations to this very talented senior! 

AP Scholar

Congratulations to Alejandro Gonzalez, pictured here with Hicksville High School Principal Raymond Williams and Guidance Counselor Patricia Lozoya.

More AP Scholars in Hicksville

One hundred fifty-one current and former students from Hicksville High School earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholars for excelling on their 2020 AP exams. Congratulations to the following students on achieving this honor. (See News Link Below)

Hicksville News: https://hicksvillenews.com/2020/10/16/ap-scholars-in-hicksville/

Two Hicksville students named as semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship program

Two students from Hicksville High School, Benjamin Choi and Navpreet Singh, were announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program on September 9. The program gives academically talented high school seniors scholarship opportunities.

Semifinalists represent less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors. Students qualify based on how well they score on the Preliminary SAT or PSAT. Approximately 16,000 students are chosen out of the 50,000 highest scorers. From that pool, 15,000 students are expected to advance to the finalist level, at which scholarship winners will be selected. Finalists will be announced in February 2021.

The district congratulates Benjamin and Navpreet and wishes them luck in the rest of the competition!

National Merit

National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Benjamin Choi

National Merit

National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Navpreet Singh

Three Hicksville students honored in National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Hicksville High School students, Aniruddh Chittabathini, Jesse Natarajan, Brinda Vutukuri who were named Commended Students as part of the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Chittabathini, Natarajan, and Vutukuri’s selection places them in the top 50,000 of more than 1.5 million students who entered the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT.

The district congratulates these three students on their achievement and wishes them the best of luck as they complete their senior year!

Commended Scholar

Commended student Aniruddh Chittabathini

Commended Scholar

Commended student Jesse Natarajan

Commended Scholar

Commended student Brinda Vutukuri


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