Simon A. Hoo and Brian P. Tobin from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have won scholarships from the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Simon Hoo and Brian Tobin, both from the Parkland school, won $2,500 in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Also included were five other Broward County Public School seniors including three from Cypress Bay High School and one from Fort Lauderdale High School. They were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

“We are very proud of the academic success of these outstanding students,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This recognition will broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of excellence.”

Congratulations to the following 2018 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners:

Simon A. Hoo, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Brian P. Tobin, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Ryan F. Bush, Cypress Bay High School
Isabella Chiurillo, Cypress Bay High School
Hannah Kang, Cypress Bay High School
Tyler Kotler, Cypress Bay High School
Jayanne Forrest, Fort Lauderdale 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. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Parkland Talk. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.

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