Source: The Advocate
A total of 235 high school seniors in Louisiana, 64 from the Baton Rouge area, have been named National Merit semifinalists.
They are among 16,000 semifinalists across the nation in the class of 2023. They are now in the running for about 7,250 National Merit scholarships worth nearly $28 million to be offered in the spring.
Baton Rouge Magnet High has 28 semifinalists, the most of any school in the state. That’s a big jump from the 10 semifinalists the school had last year. Baton Rouge Magnet is followed by Haynes Academy For Advanced Studies in Metairie with 20 semifinalists, same as it had last year.
Baton Rouge Magnet High: Zainalabedeen N. Al-Naseri; Alex L. Asevedo; Benjamin P. Beasley; Ryan Ding; Kristina D. Duong; Nada M. Elseifi; Alexander R. Frederic; Ralston K. Graves; Ethan Guo; Michelle Huang; Pranav R. Jadhav; Nithya A. Jones; Sarah Li; Nicole Lin; Daniel Liu; Keanna M. Luo; Andrew E. Melancon; Yehjune Moon; Malayasia S. Moses; Orna Mukhopadhyay; Kalina G. Namikas; Mason R. Pentes; Molly N. Roberts; Sophia M. Schafer; Conrad A. Schoegl; Nancy D. Shi; Alexander Q. Wei; and Alexander Wu.
Congratulations to these outstanding seniors and best of luck in your pursuit of Academic Excellence.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1955 whose mission is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC’s scholarship programs are:
- To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
- To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
- To stimulate increased support from individuals and organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent
*Source, National Merit Scholarship Corp. website