Pinellas has three semifinalists for National Achievement Scholarship
Three students in Pinellas County Schools have been named semifinalists for the National Achievement Scholarship.
The students are: Jaila Johnson and Ike Okonkwo, both of St. Petersburg High, and Aubrey Wetzelberg, of Dunedin High, according to the school district. They were among 1,600 semifinalists announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Semifinalists compete for 800 awards, worth more than $2.5 million in scholarships. The program recognizes outstanding black high school students. (Read more about it here.)
Students who are eligible for the National Achievement Scholarship also can apply for the National Merit Scholarship program, which is open to all high school students. Both programs are considered prestigious.