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Seven BCPS Seniors Named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Winners

Thursday, May 07, 2015
In its second round of announcing winners in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named seven Broward County Public Schools seniors as National Merit Scholars. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists.
Congratulations to the following 2015 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners:
Caterina Golner, Cypress Bay High School
Alison Huang, Cypress Bay High School
Vivek N. Miglani, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Abhisek Mishra, Miramar High School
Steven J. Norwalk, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Nicolas Vinh Pena, Western High School
Juan F. Trigo, Cypress Bay High School
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.
“We are extremely proud of all of our dedicated and hard working students,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We congratulate them and their families on this outstanding accomplishment.”
Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalists level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
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 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.