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Record number of Gatton Academy students named National Merit finalists

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Published: Mar. 26, 2019 at 12:12 PM CDT
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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.