ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS: Eight students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School have been recognized as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Dominican students recognized as National Merit finalists are: Kelsey Blosser, of Gretna; Hannah Calamusa, of Westwego; Genevieve Mattei, of Metairie; Rachel Nguyen, of New Orleans; Callie Oliver, of Metairie; Anna Sheridan, of New Orleans; and Margaret Webb, of Metairie. Caitlyn Heisser, of New Orleans, was named a National Achievement finalist.

These students are now eligible to receive the National Merit or Achievement scholarship; recipients will be announced in the spring.

BEN FRANKLIN NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS: The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has identified 24 seniors at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans as National Merit finalists. They are: Sarah Alexander, Zoe Beriss, Ashley Busenlener, Yasmin Eriksson, Sophia Horowitz, Henrietta Katharine Jones ,Madeline Landry, Duyen Le, Linda Li, Zhiyu Li, Francis McShane, Christopher Moroz, Nathan Nguyen, Benjamin Parker, Aaron Perles, Eleanor Pratt, Ali Rahman, Nancy Ren, Katherine Robinson, Emily Snyder, Eleanor Stern, Deanna Thabatah, Olivia Toups and Alyn Wallace. Commended students are Maya Gore, Amber Khan, Sarah Lowentritt, Carrie Pham and Eric Weiss.

Also, 10 Benjamin Franklin seniors were named National Achievement finalists: Efuntola Akinlana, Khephren Chambers, Ahli Chatters, Daja Henry, Jacqueline Howell, Ghita Johnson, Henrietta Katharine Jones, Anna Omojola, Jamia Steptore and Alyn Wallace.

JEFFERSON PARISH NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS: Ten students from Jefferson Parish public schools are National Merit finalists, and six are National Achievement finalists. Recipients of National Merit and National Achievement scholarships will be announced in the spring.

National Merit finalists are Ahmad Abughazleh, Jessica Ding, Connor Frost, Emma Hoss, Elizabeth Reiner and Evan Vedros from the Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies; Tram Nguyen and Ryan Vedros from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies; and Quentin C. Andrus and Kayla R. Tarr from the Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy.

National Achievement finalists are: Dennis Stokes from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies; Erin Boudoin, Amy Conner and Anfernee Murray from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies; and Edward K. Johnson and Kristen R. Stamp from the Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy.