Left: National Merit Semifinalists (L-R): Gabrielle Marinick, Keilen Kelley, Nicholas Leto, Brandon Heise, Ava Garcia and Maurene Jiang with PVSchools Superintendent Dr. James Lee. Not pictured: Melissa Liberson.
Right: National Hispanic Scholars (L-R) Ava Garcia and Kara Piatt with Dr. Lee. Not pictured: Mary Kennedy and Nicholas Leto.
Eight PVSchools students have been named National Merit Semifinalists:
Horizon High School: Ava Garcia, Scottsdale
North Canyon High School: Maurene Jiang, Peoria
Paradise Valley High School: Brandon Heise, Nicholas Leto and Keilen Kelley, Phoenix; Matthew Huntley, Scottsdale
Pinnacle High School: Melissa Liberson, Phoenix
Shadow Mountain High School: Gabrielle Marinick, Phoenix
Twenty-nine students were named National Merit Scholarship Commended Students:
Horizon High School: Nathaniel Blakemore Briggs, Haley Ciccone, Alyson Giordano, Shobitha Jillella, Mary Kennedy, Spence Krivulka and Tayler Niziolek, Scottsdale; Eli J. Bliman and Emily Hong, Phoenix
Paradise Valley High School: SriSaiswetha Atluri and Steven Sawtelle, Phoenix; Liam Hait, Peoria; Emily Powell, Scottsdale; Rom Zarchi, Paradise Valley
Pinnacle High School: Maria Ambrose, Meera Arora, Molly MacDonald and Zachary McWhorter, Scottsdale; Nicole Cosmany, Marisa Forthun, Michelle Jaffee, Gabrielle Jeannet, Trisha Ray and Isaac Wong, Phoenix
North Canyon High School: Corey Arnold and Michael Saporito, Scottsdale; Neil Parekh, Phoenix; Jeenal Shah, Glendale
National Merit Finalists will be announced in February.
Four students from Horizon High School were named National Hispanic Scholars:
Ava Garcia, Mary Kennedy and Kara Piatt from Scottsdale and Nicholas Leto of Phoenix.