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10 JPPSS Students Are National Merit Finalists; 6 Are National Achievement Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2015 National Merit Finalists, and six students are 2015 National Achievement Finalists. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit or Achievement Scholarship, and recipients will be announced in the spring.

“To be selected as a finalist for the National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship programs is an immense honor, and we are so proud of these students for their accomplishments,” said Michelle Blouin-Williams, acting superintendent of JPPSS. “Congratulations to these students, families, counselors, and school staff on this extraordinary achievement!”

The National Merit Finalists from the district are:

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies
Ahmad Abughazleh
Jessica Ding
Connor Frost
Emma Hoss
Elizabeth Reiner
Evan Vedros

Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies
Tram Nguyen
Ryan Vedros

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
Quentin C. Andrus
Kayla R. Tarr

The National Achievement Finalists are:

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies
Dennis Stokes

Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies
Erin Boudoin
Amy Conner
Anfernee Murray

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
Edward K. Johnson
Kristen R. Stamp