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Seniors Named Winners of College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships
Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors Anna Bayuk, Maxwell H. Kilman, and Amanda A. Manausa. {Fox-Mar Photography}

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Three Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors were named winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials at each sponsor college and university selected their winners from the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program finalists who plan to attend their institution.

The recipients are Anna Bayuk, National Merit Emory University Scholarship; Maxwell H. Kilman, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship, and Amanda A. Manausa, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship.

The college-sponsored Merit Scholarship 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, bringing the total number of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2020 competition to about 4,100.

BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie said they were extremely proud of the students and their tremendous accomplishments, which were achieved while facing great challenges this school year.

“I believe our students will be part of the greatest generation this country has ever seen. They will be the generation that has the courage to seek truth and justice in our country and take on the most pressing challenges,” he said.

This is the third announcement of National Merit Scholars in 2020 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Recipients of corporate-sponsored awards were named on April 22 and winners of the $2,500 scholarships on May 13.

Other BCPS college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners:

College Academy @ Broward College

Nathaniel M. Foo, National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship Anthony A. Infantino, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship Mason S. Tutko, National Merit Florida State University Scholarship

Cypress Bay High School

Andres A. Baute, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship Alexia B. Cosman, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Everglades High School

Laura S. Carvajal, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship Viraj Chandrasekaran, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Fort Lauderdale High School

Rom Amasay, National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship Katherine Gegoutchadze, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship Syed J. Tahir, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. 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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