Avon stu­dents named Na­tional Merit Scholar Semi­fi­nal­ists

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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Shown from left are Ash­ley Granitto and Bhavya Ap­pana.

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