National Merit Scholars

Palm Beach County Students Recognized as National Merit Scholars
Posted on 06/05/2019
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This year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 39 Palm Beach County senior students in their annual National Merit Scholarship Program. After rigorous SAT testing and scholarship applications, the most distinguished high school seniors are awarded scholarships in one of three categories: Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships, National Merit $2,500 Scholarships or College-Sponsored Scholarships.


The first category, Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships, in which three Palm Beach County senior students were awarded scholarships, are financed by nearly 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. Scholars are selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate-sponsors represent nearly all sectors of American industry from companies like PepsiCo to Motorola. Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.


Name

Hometown

High School

Corporate Sponsor

Joy Quan

Boynton Beach

Atlantic

NextEra Energy, Inc.

Lillian Zhang

Sophia Zheng

Boca Raton


Palm Beach Gardens

Spanish River


Dreyfoos SOA

Motorola Solutions, Inc.


NextEra Energy, Inc.


The second category, National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, in which eight Palm Beach County senior students were awarded scholarships, judges students off the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The eight Palm Beach County students were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 exceptional finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation finances most of these single-payment National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.


Name

Hometown

High School

Summer Barrette

Jupiter

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Eric Burchill

Wellington

Wellington Community

Aneeshea Cason

Loxahatchee

Seminole Ridge Community

Winston Cheung

Delray Beach

Atlantic Community

Jack Leland

Boca Raton

Boca Raton Community

John McCabe

Jupiter

William T. Dwyer

Noah Towbin

Delray Beach

Olympic Heights Community

Nikita Thomas

Wellington

Wellington Community




The final category, College-Sponsored Scholarships, awarded 28 different outstanding Palm Beach County senior students. These scholarships were financed by U.S. colleges and universities, and scholarship winners were chosen by officials of each sponsor college from the pool of finalists who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. .

Name Hometown High School School Sponsoring
Sophia Athan Boca Raton Spanish River Community University of Florida
Ryan Chen Boca Raton Spanish River Community University of Florida
Eric Cohen Jupiter Suncoast Community University of Florida
Chase Correia Boynton Beach Atlantic Community Northwestern University
Noah Fletcher Jupiter Jupiter Community Florida State University
Taylor Frederick West Palm Beach Suncoast Community University of Florida
Eugenia Gomez Boca Raton Spanish River Community University of Miami
Mara Hubelbank Wellington Suncoast Community Northwestern University
Isha Joshi West Palm Beach Suncoast Community University of Florida
Jordan Kalick Jupiter Palm Beach Virtual University of Florida
William Kridel Delray Beach Spanish River Community Florida Atlantic University
Brandon Lam Greenacres Suncoast Community University of Florida
Kimberly Mace West Palm Beach Suncoast Community University of Florida
Nicole Marvez West Palm Beach Seminole Ridge Community Boston University
Brandon Morantz Boca Raton Spanish River Community University of Florida
Natalie Navarrete Boca Raton Boca Raton Community University of Georgia
Julia Nguyen Boynton Beach
Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts
University of Florida
Raghu Radhakrishnan Boca Raton Atlantic Community University of Florida
Adeeb Rashid Wellington Suncoast Community University of Florida
Joshua Roemer Wellington Suncoast Community University of Southern California
Joshua Siedman Lake Worth Park Vista Community Northwestern University
Zachary Speaks Jupiter Suncoast Community University of Florida
Jake Watson Boynton Beach Atlantic Community University of Florida
Madison Weech Lake Worth Park Vista Community University of Florida
Immanuel   Wilson West Palm Beach Seminole Ridge Community University of Florida
Hannah Ye Wellington Suncoast Community University of Chicago
Edward Zhang Lake Worth Suncoast Community University of Florida
Lylybell Zhou Wellington
Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts
University of Florida

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