By: Sharon Aron Baron

Broward County Public Schools has just announced that 23 students have been named by The National Merit Scholarship Corporation as scholarship finalists and six of them are from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“These outstanding 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.”

Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from the finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July 2017, bringing the total number of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2017 competition to approximately 4,000.

Congratulations to the college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

Sabrina Chen –  National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Ryan Flemming – National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Matthew Ionescu – National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Brianna Kernan – National Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship

Alexa J. Luboff – National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Michael J. Weissman – National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Congratulations to the following Broward County Public Schools college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners:

Lorelei Marie Bivins, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit Harvey Mudd College Scholarship

Christopher A. Cravey, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Jacob Eshet, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Schuyler J. Gleaves, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Czar Cydric Parreno, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

John-Robert Rodriguez, College Academy @ Broward College

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

William L. Counts, Cooper City High School

National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship

Shawn H. Dermer, Cypress Bay High School

National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship

Blake F. Hanan, Cypress Bay High School

National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship

Jessica Emily Rozen, Cypress Bay High School

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Adriana Sasso, Cypress Bay High School

National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship

Evan H. Segaul, Cypress Bay High School

National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship

Jesse Siu, Everglades High School

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Rohit Warier, Nova High School

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Rory M. Carpenter, West Broward High School

National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship

Sarah E. Gonzalez, West Broward High School

National Merit New College of Florida Scholarship

Michael Youssef, West Broward High School

National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Marjory Stoneman Douglas is a Broward County Public School attended by students living in Coral Springs and Parkland.