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October 17, 2007: City recognized students for academic accomplishments

The City Commission recognized academically talented high school seniors for their scholarship achievements. Sixteen Coral Springs students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for a Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and approximately half of the finalists will be earn the title of Merit Scholar.

Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded.

Similarly, two students were named semifinalists for the National Achievement Scholarship Program, which is similar to the Merit Scholarship, but is geared toward Black American students.

Lastly, two seniors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been named 2008 National Hispanic Scholars. 

“On behalf of the City, we want to express our gratitude to you all and our best wishes for each of you and your futures,” Mayor Scott Brook said. “It is so great to see so many Scholar Semifinalists right here in our community.”

The names of the students are as follows:

2008 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:

Coral Glades High School:
· Jennifer T. Barrows

Coral Springs High School:
· Vincent N. Parra

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:
· Samantha L. Dannick
· Ian C. Fischer
· Erin N. Heim
· Andrew T. Lin
· Danielle Martin
· Daniel A. McGovern
· Brian D. Merlob
· Kimberly A. Meyer
· Marcel P. Nuñez
· Lisa P. Ogust
· Saahil Panikar
· Sarah A. Wolochatiuk

J.P. Taravella High School:
· Ralph Nguyen

2008 National Achievement Scholar Semifinalists:
· Danielle Martin 
· Nicholas Spanoudis

National Hispanic Scholars:
· Marcel P. Nuñez
· Nicolas S. Vasquez

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