Yori Johnson, an East Hampton High School senior, is one of approximately 1,600 Black Americans who are semifinalists for the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Of the more than 160,000 students who currently enter the National Achievement Program each year, over 4,700 are honored. A group of about 3,100 outstanding participants are referred to colleges for their potential for academic success. A smaller group, of which Yori is a member, are named semifinalists, the only students who have an opportunity to advance in the competition for National Achievement Scholarships.
The program was established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students.
“This is a great honor to be choosen,” Yori said. “It really means a lot to me and makes me want to put even more effort into my studies."