The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of New Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parish semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit scholarship program.
To be considered for National Merit, students take the PSAT/NMSQT standardized tests in their junior year of high school.
About 16,000 seniors were named semifinalists nationally this year. The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be oﬀered next spring. More than 90% of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing.
The local semifinalists are:
Archbishop Chapelle High School: Anna C. Nussbaum.
Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: Billal Amer, Jieni Chen, Alexis R. Couret, Daniela Garcia, Edwin P. Gregory, Rachel Guan, Eunchae Kang, Ryan J. Sullivan, Kiet Thai, Alex Wang and Paul Yeon.
Metairie home-schooler Yusuf N. Malik.
Metairie Park Country Day School: Ryan J. Cooper, Caroline A. Koppel and Grayson Myers.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School: Renee A. Angerer, Isabella Bartholomew and Clara G. Conatser.
Academy of the Sacred Heart: Sarah C. Dowd, Caroline A. Evans and Katie P. Gardes.
Benjamin Franklin High School: Crane J. Benson, Grant D. Bostick, John A. Creevy, Jaedon E. Duckworth, Dexter Friis-Hecht, James W. Holliday, Allyson F. Judge, Audrey W. Mann, Zoe K. Marquis, Ronan A. McDade, Pierce Minor, Adam J. Raslan, Susan Tang, Grace Tran, Tony T. Tran, Anya R. Trumbach, Benjamin P. Verlander, Larsen A. Vincent, Katherine M. Weaver, Ava R. Wilkes, Derek D. Witzig, Zachary D. Zemmels and Michael R. Zengel.
Brother Martin High School: Matthew P. Armbruster, Patrick H. Carter, Sean Michael Cursain, Francis M. Disalvo, Camilo J. Fernandez-Bellorin and Jared J. Pelegrin.
Jesuit High School: Jackson J. Cheramie, Christopher M. Ciaccio, Michael D. Daly, Aiden M. Devine, Andrew C. McNeil, Kohlmann R. Moore, Connor J. Myers, Ian H. Reily, Marcelo O. Torres, Garrison L. Trahant, Jackson T. Wallace and William J. Zinsel.
Lusher Charter School: Brynn M. Beatty, Benjamin M. Gancarz-Davies, Madeleine M. Leyton-High, Mikayla Morse, Ellen M. Rogers, Niccolo J. Turillo and Greyson A. Wisdom.
Mount Carmel Academy: Margaret A. Dunn, Danna Masri and Abigail R. Nolan.
Isidore Newman School: Jeff T. Amoss, Lia P. Bu, Andre J. Dumez, William G. Gottsegen, Christian G. Hooper, David A. Luongo, Austin K. Passler and Nithya Ramcharan.
St. Mary’s Dominican High: Sydney C. Raymond.
Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy: Colin P. Doherty, Alexander M. Havard, Janee D. Kovacs, Hermione P. Lam, Chris G. Ngo, Nathan Nguyen, Joseph F. Schexnayder and Trevor D. Treadway.
Thomas Jefferson High School: Cole J. Collins, Jace C. Collins, Tommy T. Nguyen, Leilah I. Pozo, Henry B. Tran and John Trang.
ARCHBISHOP HANNAN: Sarah Burvant, Marie-Claire Honoree and Kathleen Rush
CHRIST EPISCOPAL: Benjamin Sterling and Gabrielle Uson
FONTAINEBLEAU HIGH SCHOOL: Andrew Daniel and Jackson Heap
LAKESHORE HIGH SCHOOL: Carson Cooper and Michael Lemmler
MANDEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Mitchell Domangue, Meghan Drane, Drake Dunaway and Raedan Stephens
NORTHSHORE HIGH SCHOOL: Joshua Hou and Christopher Latournerie
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL: Benjamin Broussard, Lucca Ferrante, Gabriel Gros, Axel Henderson, Jake Holincheck, Hunter Kergosien, Davis Lagarde, Arthur Paine and Brady Talley
ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY: Arden Perry
SLIDELL HIGH SCHOOL: Cameron Sitton