BY BARRY WARNER
Imani R. Solan, a senior at Suffern High School, is among 1,600 semi-finalists chosen for the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program that honors black scholars based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. Imani is competing with other semi-finalists for 800 scholarships worth $2.5 million to be awarded in the spring.
Established in 1964, the National Achievement Scholarship Corporation provides black scholars the chance to be recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments.
Talented and enthusiastic, Imani told the Rockland County Times that she has a grade point average of 4.1, is involved in charities such as the Wounded Warriors and Make-A-Wish Foundation, vice-president of the community organization ‘Naomi’s Program of Excellence’, member of the state winning track team, on the high honor roll and an AP scholar award recipient plus she looks forward to being a finalist.
To advance to the finalist level in the competition, the semi-finalists and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the students’ abilities, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.