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Haynes Academy Student Wins Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

A Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) student was among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy senior Ashton C. Edler is a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. Edler, whose probable career field […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to these remarkable students for achieving this national honor,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “Being named a Semifinalist is a tremendous accomplishment, and we wish them the best of luck as the selection […]

Seven JPPSS students win National Merit college-sponsored scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) awarded college scholarships to seven students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Five students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy were named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eleven Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2016 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Recipients will be announced in the spring. “Congratulations to each of these young people on receiving such a tremendous honor on the national […]

Haynes Academy Students Earn 23 National Merit Honors

The students of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies continue to make this school and the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) proud. Along with boasting the most National Merit Semifinalists in JPPSS, Haynes Academy also has eight National Merit Commended Scholars and a pair of Hispanic National Merit Achievers. Haynes Academy’s 13 National Merit Semifinalists […]

Sixteen JPPSS Students Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Sixteen high school seniors in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were named National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirteen students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and one from Thomas Jefferson High were honored as Semifinalists. Each student is eligible for the approximately 7,400 National […]

Three JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students National Merit Scholars. Jessica Ding of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Kayla Tarr of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Ryan Vedros of Thomas Jefferson High School earned the prestigious designation of Merit Scholar and will each be awarded a […]

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 […]

Thirteen JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

To read the about our National Achievement Semifinalists, click here. Thirteen students in Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Honored as National Merit, Achievement Finalists

Eight Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2014 National Merit Finalists, and three students have been named 2014 National Achievement Finalists. “Congratulations to these outstanding eleven students, along with their families, teachers, and school staff who have helped them excel as scholars and leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “These […]