PL National Merit 2021 Story, American Heritage School

#1 Private School in the United States for highest number of National Merit Scholars Finalists

Out of a total of 50,000 students who were recognized high scorers, 52 students in our Class of 2021 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This marks American Heritage #1 in the nation out of all private schools with the highest number of National Merit Scholars and #1 high school in Florida for the 11th straight year. One in four students in the Class of 2021 scored in the top 1% of students in the nation.

Additionally, 31 seniors received National Commended Scholar status on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, however, some students are candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

This year the College Board included three additional National Recognition Programs that give students from underrepresented communities the chance to connect with universities throughout the U.S. by awarding them academic honors. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town, may be invited to apply for this new national scholar recognition.

PL National Merit 2021 In-Text Quote, American Heritage School

Both American Heritage’s Broward and Palm Beach campuses are #1 and #2 private schools in the U.S. and make up 10% of all National Merit Scholars of all schools in the state (Florida has 2,227 schools - Private & Public).

Congratulations to all of our nationally recognized scholars at our Broward Campus!

Finalists (52)

Eunice Baek

Jonathan Luiz Balila

Aaron Batista

Alexander Canada

William Chan

Brandon Chandler

Abdul-Jalil Dania

Montserrat De Allende Silva

Alexander Divoux

John Eastep

Ethan Fan

Justin Folks

Vasisht Ganesh

Sena Hossein Ghobadi

Shivan Giroti

Benjamin Gomez del Campo

Srihari Gotluru

Carly Gottlieb

Anisa Haffizulla

Zayd Khan

Sean Kim

Angelina Kinney

Caroline Kroll

Iris Lang

Albert Lu

Melina Marin

Manuj Marwaha

Angelin Mathew

Roshni Mishra

Camila Otero

Briya Patel

Zoe Persaud

Stanley Pierre, Jr.

Jose Ramirez

Bella Ramirez

Aryan Ranjan

Isaac Ratzan

Kira Reinhartz

Christian Rodriguez

Declan Rogers

Shreyas Sama

Serena Saul

Timothy Shaw

Akanksha Shukla

Andrew Simon

Alexander Solomon

VijayaSai Somasundaram

Samantha Stevens

Felicia Taylor

Kevin Wu

Audrey Xie

Anna Yarashevich

 

Commended Scholars (31)

Arman Arabzadeh

Elisa Martha Carrillo

Anika Dham

Daniel Di Marcoberardino

Carlie Dobrinsky

Sebastian Figueredo

Muchen Guo

Ethan Heim

Juliana Holifield

Michelle Hu

Henry Ingraham, VII

Hayden Kirkeide

Alexander Kolondra

Jiehoon Lee

Pavitpaul Makkar

Olivia Mason

Rohail Mistry

Kayla Myers

Rishi Patel

David Rozen

Kayla Rubenstein

Lily-Rose Sheedy

JayaSai Somasundaram

Claire Tyler

Aryaan Verma

Andres Villate

Emma Wong

Pierre Younes

Ricardo Zapata

Ashni Zaverchand

Jiawei Zhang

 

National African American Recognition Program

Brandon Chandler

Abdul-Jalil Dania

Justin Folks

Henry Ingraham VII

Stanley Pierre

Matthew-Jay Wade

 

National Hispanic Recognition Program

Jonathan Balila

Cinzia Baracco

Aaron Batista

Rafael Briceno

Elisa Camilo

Alexander Canada

Luis Cortez

Carina Davis

Montserrat De Allende Silva

Daniel Di Marcoberadino

Carlie Dobrinsky

Daniela Dominguez

Clara Evaristo

Sebastian Figueredo

Benjamin Gomez del Campo

Daniel Haimes

Ethan Heim

Angelina Kinney

Valerie Lammers

Melina Marin

Camila Otero

Joseph Parraga

Stanley Pierre

Bella Ramirez

Jose Ramirez

David Rozen

Kayla Rubenstein

Serena Saul

Andres Villate

Pierre Younes

Ricardo Zapata