29 EBRPSS Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarship Recognition

Press Release Oct. 18 2019

A total of 29 East Baton Rouge Parish School System seniors were honored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as 2020 Merit Scholars in either the Semi-finalist, Commended, or Hispanic Scholar categories.

The seniors were recognized during a reception at the district’s Instructional Resource Center on Thursday, October 17, that was attended by their principals, school faculty, school counselors, school board members, district administrators, family, and friends.  They were also recognized immediately following the reception at the district’s monthly board meeting.

The EBRPSS seniors who received Merit Scholarship recognition are:

National Merit Semifinalist Scholars
Vishal Easwar
Bingmia Guan
Steven Guo
Madelyn Keller
Miles Lee*
Ali Marzoughi
Winnie Ng
Ranna Okeil
Khanh Pham
Krishna Pochana
Alison Qi
Grace Qian
Amanda Richter
Amy Ruckman
Marcus Schafer
Joshua Serio
Ryan Thomas
Natasha Thorpe
Evonne Yang
Cindy Zheng
Kevin Zhou

National Merit Commended Scholars
Meghan Crump
Abby Debenport
Rachel Dupuy
Peter Franz
Yena Jang
Arden Kleinpeter
Milan Monroe
Ray Sierra*
James Zhu

*Dual distinction; also a National Hispanic Scholar

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