Fulton schools congratulates its 51 National Merit Scholars
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Photo: ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

Fulton schools graduated 51 National Merit Scholars this year

Of the estimated 3 million Americans who graduated high school this year, 51 from Fulton County have been named National Merit Scholars.

They represent “less than one percent of high school seniors across the country,” the school district said this month.

“We are extremely proud of our Fulton students who have achieved excellence and are being recognized,” said Fulton’s Chief Academic Officer Cliff Jones. 


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Fulton’s winners fall into three categories:

• Those whose scholarships are funded by 160 corporations after doing well on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

•Students selected by a committee and get a $2,500 scholarship to any accredited U.S. school of their choice

• Graduates who get between $500 and $2,000 annually from the institutions they attend for up to four years of undergraduate studies

Here are Fulton’s 18 corporate-sponsored award winners:

Alpharetta High School 

Sidhesh Desai 

Justin Zandstra

Chattahoochee High School 

Andy Luo 

Brandon Wei 

Harrison Feng Zhu

Johns Creek High School 

Tyler Bierfreund

Milton High School 

Niraj Jinan 

Erin Joyce

Northview High School 

Safa Ahmed

Alina Baiju

Sruti Chitluri

Constantin Claassen

Annie Feng 

Evan Ouyang 

Priya Rajeev 

Richa Sehgal

Jonathan Zheng 

Sheri Ann Zhang

Fulton’s 15 committee-selected scholars are:

Alpharetta High School 

Dheeraj Eidnani 

Jake Hopkins 

Chattahoochee High School 

Marylyn Chen 

Emily Guo

Ellie Wong 

Johns Creek High School 

Victoria Chen 

Sarah McWhirter 

Samuel Song  

Milton High School 

Mira Mutnick

David Owen Schertz 

Northview High School 

Lawrence He 

Youngho Lim 

Ayush Nene 

Nidhi Pai 

Livia I. Tibuleac

These are Fulton’s 18 college-sponsored recipients:

Alpharetta High School 

Syed Haider 

Matthew Holmquist 

Cambridge High School 

Austin Farr 

Christopher Fettes

Centennial High School 

Christine Pang

Chattahoochee High School 

Morgan Giles 

Andrew Kreitner 

Nithyashre Rajasekar 

Shyla Tolani

Johns Creek High School 

Rajath Bappanad 

William Goldstein 

Alexander Hayes 

Northview High School 

Kelsey Ahn 

Brijal Chokshi 

Nithya Mahakala 

Amy Tau 

Simon Yan 

Roswell High School 

Lena Krone


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