Screenshot of the following school logs: Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon and Stanton

24 Team Duval students are 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 10, 2020 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon, and Stanton high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists selected for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million dollars.

The students were selected from approximately 1.5 million high school juniors who entered the 2021 scholarship program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test serves as an initial screen of program entrants.

The next round in the competition is the Finalist stage. To become a Finalist, the students must submit an application detailing information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards.

Finalists will be notified in February 2021, with the winners of the scholarships to be announced beginning in April 2021.

Congratulations to all of the students. The list of semifinalists is below:

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
Borbely, Brianna O.
Guiler, Caroline E.

Mandarin High
Syed, Jaabir A.

Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Norton, Marissa A.
Scarborough, Jacob H.

Stanton College Preparatory School
Agnila, Kanna Isabel L.
Alchuri, Saipraneeth R.
Anbarasu, Vireli S.
Caven, John Blake
Chatrathi, Aneesh
Dantzler, Aaron G.
Diaz, Ryan A.
Higginbotham, Hayden A.
Kellam, Freeman J.
Menker, Catherine R.
Patel, Vikas A.
Plauche, Audrey C.
Rajaei, Aileen B.
Reddy, Anya
Rezaei, Artin X.
Ruangkanit, Panita
Schnorbus, Taylor N.
Vishwanath, Abhi R.
Wall, Martin J.