#1 Private School in the United States for highest number of National Merit Scholars
We are proud to recognize 54 students in our Class of 2021 who have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). They were top scorers throughout the state of Florida on the Preliminary SAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). 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.
Both American Heritage’s Plantation and Boca/Delray 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 Plantation Campus!
Jonathan Luiz Balila
Montserrat De Allende Silva
Sena Hossein Ghobadi
Benjamin Gomez del Campo
Stanley Pierre, Jr.
Commended Scholars (31)
Elisa Martha Carrillo
Daniel Di Marcoberardino
Henry Ingraham, VII