Record number of Gatton Academy students named National Merit finalists

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A record number of Gatton Academy seniors have been named National Merit finalists.

Twenty-one seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science have been recognized as finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. That marks the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.

The 2018-2019 National Merit Finalists from The Gatton Academy are:

Annika Avula (Bowling Green High School) of Bowling Green
Seth Baunach (Spencer County High School) of Taylorsville
William Burroughs (Monroe County High School) of Tompkinsville
Devin Davis (Scott County High School) of Georgetown
Benjamin Davison (Rowan County Senior High School) of Morehead
Koushik Devarakonda (Larry A. Ryle High School) of Union
Anas Gondal (Danville High School) of Danville
Elizabeth Hedrick (duPont Manual High School) of Louisville
Elvin Irihamye (Paul L. Dunbar High School) of Lexington
Ivy Irihamye (Paul L. Dunbar High School) of Lexington
Shaylon Moore (Lawrence County High School) of Louisa
Victor Paul Portmann (Franklin County High School) of New Liberty
Wyatt Ringo (Trinity High School) of Louisville
Robert Sego (Central Hardin High School) of Glendale
Aashka Sheth (Bowling Green High School) of Bowling Green
Graham Stephens (Monroe County High School) of Tompkinsville
Lily Vowels (John Hardin High School) of Elizabethtown
Kayla Woodward (Hancock County High School) of Hawesville
Sarah Yaacoub (Lafayette High School) of Lexington
Daniel Yan (South Warren High School) of Bowling Green
David Yan (South Warren High School) of Bowling Green

A total of 136 Gatton Academy students have been named National Merit Finalists.

Eighty-seven current Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 24.13 percent of students earned National Merit Final level.