Eastchester High School senior Andrew Ling has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Ling, who will graduate in June with a New York State Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors, had to submit essays and detailed information about his academic record and SAT scores. The winning Finalists, who will make up less than 1 percent of the overall entries to the contest, will recieve scholarships totaling nearly $35 million. Ling is taking six advanced placement courses: calculus BC, English literature and composition, physics, psychology, Spanish and U.S. government and politics. He is a member of the Douglas MacDonald-Eastchester Chapter of the National Honor Society. Ling also tutors students in Spanish, science and math. He is a member of the Human Rights Club, Academic Challenge Team and the Spanish Club. He is on the winter and spring track teams, plays violin in the school orchestra and has volunteered for the past three years at Lawrence Hospital.