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BCPS Congratulates 2014 National Merit Program Semifinalists

Friday, September 13, 2013
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 35 students for being named Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These high school seniors are among 16,000 students nationwide selected for this honor from more than 50,000 qualifying applicants.
The National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists now continue in the competition to be named National Merit Finalists and ultimately National Merit Scholars, who are eligible to compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million.
“This is a rigorous process. I commend these students for their outstanding accomplishments.  They are among the best and brightest in our high schools and I wish them success as they continue in this prestigious competition,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
Below is the list of BCPS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:
Cooper City High School: Valerie S. Aber, Persis R. Bhadha, Antonio R. Juncosa
Cypress Bay High School: Carlos M. Benitez, Mikala P. Cohen, Camila M. Dominguez, Tyler W. Gibbs, Jordan P. Iannacone, Yeh Lin Lin, Samantha Norman, Laura L. Romero-Suarez, Benjamin S. Sandler, Michelle Yu
Deerfield Beach High School: Michael A. Chong, Aisha Khan, Sameer S. Pandhare, Christopher W. Phang
J.P. Taravella High School: Hanan A. Rahman
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Bradley Beer, Nicholas R. Campanella, Shangxing Jiang, Marissa A. Krantz, Gabriel Y. Lam, Victoria M. Malcolm, Jacob C. Oster, Sarah R. Sherman
McArthur High School: Saran Morgan, Angelina L. Risi
Nova High School: Irina Bit-Babik, Ayomide M. Fatunde, Daniela A. Veloza
Pompano Beach High School: Alfred Lin
West Broward High School: Jordan R. Chmielarz, Joshua M. Montiel
Western High School: Bryan M. Godel

To learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org/

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