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Seven Broward County Public Schools Students Named National Merit $2,500 Scholar Winners

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Today (May 9, 2018), the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven Broward County Public Schools high school seniors from Cypress Bay High School, Fort Lauderdale High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

Congratulations to the following 2018 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners:

Ryan F. Bush, Cypress Bay High School

Isabella Chiurillo, Cypress Bay High School

Hannah Kang, Cypress Bay High School

Tyler Kotler, Cypress Bay High School

Jayanne Forrest, Fort Lauderdale High School

Simon A. Hoo, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Brian P. Tobin, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

“We are very proud of the academic success of these outstanding students,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This recognition will broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of excellence."



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