Evanston, Ill . — More than 1,600 black high school seniors were named Tuesday as semifinalists in the 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship Program.
These students will compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program, a privately financed academic competition, was created in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students and provide scholarships to program participants.
All awardees will be selected from the finalist group on the basis of their abilities, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Two types of scholarships will be offered. Every finalist will compete for one of the 700 one-time National Achievement $2,500 scholarships, which will be awarded on a regional representation basis. In addition, corporate and business sponsors will underwrite about 100 Achievement Scholarship awards for finalists.
The semifinalists for Louisiana include:
Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy
Edward K. Johnson; Kristen R. Stamp
Baton Rouge Magnet H. S.
Christian A. Beauchamp; Gabrielle C. Holmes; Daniel Joseph; Gabrielle J. Webb
McKinley H. S.
Asha Mayweather; Kelvin P. Wells
St. Joseph’s Academy
Sarah C. Bertrand; Lauren E. Franklin; Chamberlynn L. McGriggs
University Laboratory School
Manon P. Bart
Hahnville H. S.
Julian J. Turner
Chelsey M. Christopherson
Episcopal School Of Acadiana
Ajani M. Aubrey; Moses M. Kitakule
Destrehan H. S.
Kayla D. Ceaser
Dutchtown H. S.
Destin D. Gustave
Thomas Jefferson H. S.
Erin N. Boudoin; Amy A. Conner; Jerron E. Johnson; Anfernee M. Murray
Helen Cox H. S.
Roderick C. Daniels
Gabrielle C. Douglas
Lafayette H. S.
Toluwani O. Adoun
Teurlings Catholic H. S.
Kynnedie B. Maloz
Haynes Academy For Advanced Studies
Darius Hayes; Dennis C. Stokes
Ouachita Parish H. S.
Scott R. Daniel; Orlandria N. Freemont
Louisiana School For Math, Science and the Arts
Hali D. Ledet; Marissa D. Scott
Benjamin Franklin H. S.
Efuntola K. Akinlana; Khephren M. Chambers; Ahli I. Chatters; Daja Henry; Jacqueline A. Howell; Ghita M. Johnson; Henrietta Katharine Jones; Anna A. Omojola; Jamia A. Steptore; Alyn E. Wallace
Jesuit H. S.
Jonathan M. Legier
Lusher Charter School
Aili E. Francis; Donald C. Lamotte; Madeleine C. LeCesne
Brother Martin H. S.
Aaron M. Detiege
Isidore Newman School
Jamie A. Hawkins; Jabiari J. Tyler
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School
Megan A. Preston
St. Mary’s Dominican H. S.
Caitlyn J. Heisser
Opelousas H. S.
Russell R. Williams
C. E. Byrd H. S.
Darrian C. Mills
Caddo Parish Magnet H. S.
Kieran E. Alford; Bilqis I. Williams
Loyola College Preparatory School
Elise N. Whitlock
Slidell H. S.
Cameron E. Ordone
West Feliciana H. S.
Ngozi V. Nwabueze
Zachary H. S.
Eddie M. Veal