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Holy Child Senior Named National Merit Finalist

RYE, N.Y. -- Rye's School of the Holy Child has announced that Harrison resident and senior Nikki Erlick has been named as a finalist for the National Merit Scholar's Program.

“I am honored to be named a finalist,” Erlick released in a statement.

According to the school, Erlick hopes to attend a college or university that is similar to the culture and experience of Holy Child where she will find “diverse friends, inspirational teachers and tremendous academic rigor and opportunity.”

Erlick, who was one of 15,000 finalists nationwide, hopes to be one of the 8,400 finalists selected in the National Merit Scholars Program. The program, which began nearly six decades ago, is an annual academic competition for recognition and scholarships. More than 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.

The school has also announced that Natalie Capogrossi of Stamford, Conn., Christina Cicileo of Greenwich, Conn., Paige Kennedy of Eastchester and Shaylynn Reilly of Port Chester have been named Commended Students by the program.

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment for these students,” said Joanna “JB” Broda, director of guidance and college counseling. “National Merit recognition reflects our students’ hard work, as well as their commitment to academic excellence.”

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