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BCPS National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners Named

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Congratulations to the following 2015 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners:

Navya Baranwal, Miramar High School
Eva S. Hale, Cypress Bay High School
Justin A. Iannacone, Cypress Bay High School
Joseph M. Torres, Cooper City High School
Franklin Zhang, Nova High School

“We are extremely proud of our student scholars for their hard work and dedication,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We congratulate them and their families on this outstanding accomplishment.”

National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are chosen from the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. This is National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s second announcement of winners for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. On April 20, recipients of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards were named, and on June 1, 2016, and July 18, 2016, college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners will be announced.


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 265,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook atfacebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.