Samantha Bishop and Nicholas Sileo

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are named National Merit Scholarship recipients by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

In its first group of winners announced in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, students Samantha Bishop and Nicholas Sileo both won Motorola Solutions Scholarships.

“These students have demonstrated remarkable academic success and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our scholars worked incredibly hard to earn these prestigious scholarships, and we wish them all the best as they prepare for college and their futures.”

The corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards provide between $500 and $10,000 per year of college undergraduate study and are renewable for up to four years. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

The program honors high school seniors who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. 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.

More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

Marjory Stoneman High School is a Broward County Public School located in Parkland, Florida and serving students in both Coral Springs and Parkland.

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Parkland Talk. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.