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Congratulations to the Caddo seniors who have advanced in the National Merit Scholarship Program and earned the ranking of National Merit Finalist. This coveted honor will earn these students scholarships for college and may provide high regard for their college applications. The following students have been named as a finalist:

1. Jackson Ballew; C.E. Byrd High School
2. Nicholas Griffin; C.E. Byrd High School
3. Gergely Szarvas; C.E. Byrd High School
4. William Brice; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
5. Luke Crittell; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
6. Cadence Crumpton; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
7. Zoha Ibrahim; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
8. Sai Kanchan Javalkar; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
9. Sarah Johnson; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
10. Hannah McGuire; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
11. Ashini Modi; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
12. Abigail Nickelson; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
13. Ruhani Sachdeva; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
14. Jonathan Woldie; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
15. Evelyn Zhang; Caddo Parish Magnet High School
16. Carson Wall; Northwood High School

All students were previously named semifinalists in fall 2022. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards (Merit Scholar® designees) are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. A variety of information is available for NMSC to evaluate: The Finalist’s academic record, information about the school’s curriculum and grading system, PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score, the high school official’s written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and the Finalist’s own essay.