Fifteen Ransom Everglades seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists on Sept. 15, a distinction achieved by less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States, and 20 others were named National Merit Commended Students.
Semifinalists are: Dashiell DeStefano, Rafa Dovarganes, Noah Gold, Isa Goyanes, Amanda Harris, Blythe Heller, Nathan Knight, Nikhil Kumar, Gabe Mora, Joseph Moskovitz, Rylan Sadler (not in photo), Gideon Shaked, Sabrina Shipley, Dylan Stone and Lauren Zanarini.
They have the opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next spring.
National Merit Commended students are: Luca M. Campiani, Phillip C. Craft, Sol J. Cuello Robert, Mather Davidson, Anya Dua, Levi Gans, David Green, Andre Joseph, Javier Kumar, Zachary Marcus, Madison Munroe, Julianna Murray, Dhilani D. Premaratne, David E. Pulido, Juan A. Rivera, Sabrina Soto, Alba Uriarte Jimenez, Alex Van Lidth, Celeste S. Viana and Kerryn Y. Xu.
The semifinalist and commended student recognitions are based on students’ results on the Preliminary SAT, an exam taken during the junior year. Some 16,000 students across the nation were named semifinalists.