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Twenty-two PCS students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Sept. 16, 2021

Twenty-two Pinellas County Schools students have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, which is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The 22 students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists. The students will compete with other semifinalists for prestigious National Merit Scholarships worth about $30 million. The nationwide pool of semifinalists makes up less than one percent of all high school students. The students attained semifinalist’s stature through the scores they attained on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). National Merit Scholarship winners of 2022 will be announced beginning in April.

Largo High School      

Nathan Bailey, Evelyn Colon, William Zhu

Palm Harbor University High School

 Krish Asknani, Sherry Habib, Sylwia Kwasny, Angela Li, Cole Mackey, Brooke Reed, Kaitlin Ryan, Hailey Sherrell, Andrew Staab, Hannah Tan, Jianing Xue

Osceola High School

 Aaron Rubaii

St. Petersburg High

Faith Jones, Huy  Nguyen, Dylann Perez, Arabella Readey, Kasha Tyranski, Tiffany Zhou

East Lake High School

Sandhya Ganesh