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39 DeKalb students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Two students from Druid Hills High School were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The school could be taken from DeKalb County if an Atlanta annexation of the Druid Hills area eventually came to pass.
Two students from Druid Hills High School were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The school could be taken from DeKalb County if an Atlanta annexation of the Druid Hills area eventually came to pass.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

DeKalb County students (39 of them) are semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.

Across the country, 16,000 seniors are nominated for the scholarships, which will be awarded in the spring. The program said students are evaluated on their GPA, extracurricular activities, “moral character” and other factors.

DeKalb’s hopefuls are:

DRUID HILLS HIGH

Armstrong, Eliza

Rajan, Maya G.

MARIST SCHOOL

Hart, Allison E.

Pantlin, Jack L.

Plaia, Paul

Walsh, Conor M.

Wise, Benjamin E.

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Amsbary, Elizabeth M.

Currey, William

Johnson, William A.

Jones, Emma H.

McCauley, Griffin D.

McEntee, Anna

Meller, Erin

Simmons, Julia

Smith, Nailah J.

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH

Hennessey, Ethan P.

Hutson, Lauren M.

Jezak, Ian S.

Kane, Micah

Poulos, Nicholas A.

Washburn, Zachary L.

CHAMBLEE CHARTER HIGH

Brogdon, Keller M.

Holt, Charles

Kang, Brian S.

Kleinfelter, Schuler R.

Robinson, Grayce

Sehgal, Sakshi

Wiesenfeld, Sophia S.

Wolfson, Benjamin J.

DECATUR HIGH

Darnton, Chiara M.

Grigni, Julia C.

DUNWOODY HIGH

Buhl, Alexandra M.

Eldridge, Alex J.

Howie, Caitlin G.

May, Seth D.

Nainwal, Shreya

Schiele, Jacob F.

Starks, Jacob G.

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