Avon students named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists
Avon High School boasts two National Merit Scholar Semifinalists from the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program.
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are Bhavya Appana and Ashley Granitto.
Bhavya is a member of National Honor Society and Student Council, as well as the orchestra.
She was recently accepted to the Northeast Ohio Regional Orchestra and was also selected for the OMEA All- State Orchestra. She is currently undecided on a college major.
She has applied to the University of Pittsburgh and Northwestern.
Ashley is president of the Class of 2018, a member of National Honor Society and Student Council. She plans to study Computer Science in college and has applied to Case Western Reserve University and Cornell.
The National Merit program recognizes students with high PSAT scores and a strong academic record. About 1.5 million high school juniors across the country this year will compete for 7,400 scholarships — a total of $32 million. Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of American high school se- niors. About 15,000 students will advance to the finalist round in February, and learn if they won in the spring.
Shown from left are Ashley Granitto and Bhavya Appana.