Tampa Bay's top African-American high schoolers
Twelve Hillsborough public high school students, three Pinellas students and one Tampa Prep student have been named 2009 National Achievement semifinalists.
The recognition goes to about 1,600 of the nation's top African-American high school seniors, who now will compete for about 800 scholarships worth over $2.6-million. It was created in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students.
With 12 semifinalists, Hillsborough has the third-highest number in Florida.
Read on to see the students' names.
- Gregory C. McNealy, Brandon High
- Maria H. Plunkett, Palm Harbor University High
- Trinity R. Thompson, Durant High
- Hakim A. Effiom, Lakewood High Center for Advanced Technologies
- Darrington R. Miller, St. Petersburg Collegiate High
- Jasmine C. Gray, Hillsborough High
- Kristine D. Santos, Hillsborough High
- Chelsea N. Slater, Hillsborough High
- Donovan Celerin, King High
- Justin M. George, King High
- Uwana A. Ikaiddi, King High
- Kayda I. Khalil, Sickles High
- Malcolm. M. Martin, Tampa Bay Technical High
- Adrian N. Knowles, Tampa Prep
- Aisha G. Blake, Wharton High
- Keria A. Martin, Bloomingdale High
To see the full list of Florida semifinalists, click here.