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South Forsyth seniors recognized by National Merit Scholarship Foundation
South Forsyth High School students, from left, Savannah Carnahan, Shivani Palanivel, Anirudh Bikmal, Jessica Tang, Jason Lieb, Seri Ryu and Bailey Becker have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH — The National Merit Scholarship Foundation recently recognized 30 seniors at South Forsyth High School as part of its scholarship program.

Seven of the students — Bailey Becker, Anirudh Bikmal, Savannah Carnahan, Jason Lieb, Shivani Palanivel, Seri Ryu and Jessica Tang — were named semifinalists in the competition.

They have an opportunity to compete for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered prior to graduation.

Last year, seniors at South received more than $12.4 million in scholarships, including awards for four National Merit Scholars.

Also receiving National Merit Scholarship commendations were Shivani Bhagat, Abigail Brueker, Kyle Carozza, Nitin Chennam, Jenney Choi, Amber Christman, Sean Chua, Garret Colvin, Suprotik Debnath, Arun Dunna, Sandhya Iyer, Kinsey Kotscher, Sahas Mehta, Christopher Mikus, Courtenay Morse, Shwetha Mudalegundi, Priyasha Pareek, Katherine Paris, Katelyn Reneslacis, Matthew Sentell, Harina Somasundaram, Amy Su and Sean Van Duyse.