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77 National Merit Scholars Semifinalists & 62 National Commended Scholars
 

77 National Merit Scholars Semifinalists & 62 National Commended Scholars

American Heritage Is The #1 School in Florida

For The Highest Number of Nationally Recognized Scholars

American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, is the #1 school in Florida and #2 private school in the nation for the highest number of National Merit Scholars Semifinalists; the school’s second campus in Palm Beach County is #2 in National Merit Scholars Semifinalists out of all schools in Florida and #5 private school in the nation for the highest number of National Merit Scholars Semifinalists; The combined students from both campuses comprise 9 percent of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida. 

A combined total of 77 seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists out of the 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the Class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

“I am so proud of these students for earning this extremely prestigious award,” said Dr. Douglas Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “Not only are they nationally recognized as the top one percent academically, but they are also extremely well-rounded, excelling both in and out of the classroom in fine arts, sports, and community service,” Laurie added.

In addition to the millions of dollars in possible scholarships, these bright students now have new opportunities for college and confidence about their futures. According to the National Merit Scholarship organization, colleges such as Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt enroll the greatest number of National Merit Scholars.

Heritage At A Glance

139

12

94%

$126

6

166

AP/Honors courses

75

Fine Arts
courses

15

Electives in Lower School

85

Student-run clubs and activities

100%

Graduates matriculate to four-year colleges

178K

Community service hours completed by senior class

5:1

Student/Faculty ratio

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