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Pine-Richland High School Students Earn National Merit Scholarship Corporation Recognition

Six Pine-Richland High School students earned National Merit Scholarship semifinalist qualification scores by ranking in the top 16,000 scores of more than 1.3 million students. These students may go on to be recognized as National Merit finalists, which would provide them an opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.The National Merit Scholarship Corporation provides 7,140 scholarship opportunities to National Merit finalists and nearly $28 million in scholarships to students to support higher education.  


  • Vasilios Balouris
  • Jocelyn Curreri
  • Nicolai Ezolt
  • Liam Francis
  • Benjamin Lyons
  • Andrew Thomas 

In addition, fifteen Pine-Richland students were among 1.3 million students that took the PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Qualifying Test last year and scored in the top 50,000, which identifies them as National Merit Commended Scholars.

Commended Scholars

  • Mustafa Adeel (not pictured)
  • Udbhav Akolkar 
  • Ryan Grebinoski 
  • Ella Guo 
  • Tamonash Karthikeyan 
  • Chloe Kassalen 
  • Jayden Lahoti (not pictured) 
  • Michael Lattari (not pictured)
  • Alexander Melby
  • Ryland Nichols
  • Phoenix Schwierking 
  • Eunice Son 
  • Nelli Vaiko 
  • Mantavya Vashishth 
  • Annie Wu 

Congratulations to all!