By: Sharon Aron Baron
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of eight Broward County Public Schools outstanding African-American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program and one of them was a local student.
Kaela M. Bynoe from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was one of the eight winners. She along with the others will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
“We are extremely proud of our student scholars for their hard work and dedication,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Their achievement is a testament to the strong academic focus and support provided by our teachers and school leaders.”
These outstanding scholars, and the 800 National Achievement Scholarship winners in all, were judged from a pool of 150,000 students that entered the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college.
Other Broward Scholarship winners:
Bryan Walters Anderson, Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield Beach
Stephen A. Chang, Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield Beach
Janine M. Comrie, Plantation High School, Plantation
Christian A. Lawson, Charles W. Flanagan High School, Pembroke Pines
Bankole Olowofela, College Academy @ Broward College, Davie
Sianne M. Powe, South Plantation High School, Plantation
Jordan L. Thelmas, Miramar High School, Miramar