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Broward County Public Schools National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced seven 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 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These scholars are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Congratulations to the following 2017 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners:
  • Melissa M. Rowe, Atlantic Technical High School
  • Benjamin J. Goldstein, Cooper City High School
  • Hunter Harrington, Cooper City High School
  • Sumant R. Shringari, Deerfield Beach High School
  • Janet M. Lopez, Monarch High School
  • Hui An Ooi, Nova High School
  • Mitra Kiciman, Plantation High School
 “It takes passion, preparation and perseverance to earn this level of distinction, and we applaud our scholars for their hard work,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We congratulate these outstanding students and their amazing accomplishment.”
Today’s release is the second announcement of winners in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. On April 19, recipients of the Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards were named, and on June 7, 2017, and July 17, 2017, college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners are expected to be announced.

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