Six Baton Rouge high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship winners, chosen from more than 15,000 finalists nationally to each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Everett Bonner, of Catholic High School
Rachael Coates, of St. Joseph’s Academy
Parker Harris, of The Dunham School
Anna LeJeune, of St. Joseph’s Academy
Douglas Robins II, of Episcopal High School
Anusha Zaman, of Baton Rouge Magnet High School.
The students were drawn from finalists in each state and chosen
based on academic records, scores from two standardized tests, leadership in school and community activities, written essay, and a recommendation from a high school official, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
This year’s National Merit Scholarship program began in October 2017 when more than 1.6 million high school juniors in 22,000 U.S. high schools took the preliminary SAT, which serves as an initial screening for the scholarship program.