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Twenty-two PCS students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Sept. 19, 2022

The National Merit Semifinalists have been announced. Twenty-two Pinellas County Schools students are semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists. They will compete for 7,250 National Merit scholarships worth almost $28 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 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). In the spring,  the National Merit® Scholarship Program will begin announcing 2023 scholarship winners.

East Lake High 

  • Dimitri Bayramov
  • John Schneuker Diaz

Lakewood High 

  • Rebecca Borissova.

Largo High: 

  • Anna Bakshia
  • Elise Tong

Palm Harbor University High 

  • Jack Bodolay
  • William Campbell
  • Hailey Foster
  • Damian Gold
  • Hannah Hipolito
  • Ari Katz
  • Andrew Larsen
  • Janet Jiaxin Liu
  • Aditya Patel
  • Nathan Staab
  • Anish Tejomurtula
  • Adela Wiercioch

St. Petersburg Collegiate High

  • Dylin Haugh
  • Mia Straley

St. Petersburg High

  • Bronwyn Ewert
  • Sidney Moyer
  • Gavin Tran