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Brooklyn students honored as national scholars

KUDOS!: From left, Gina Paulson, AP Pupil Personnel Services, students, Adam Abadi, Joshua Ashan, Winston Koh, Derek Lee, Samuel Lee, Esther Li, John Ng, Richard Ngai, Gary Pesola, Mary Vavruska, Robin Scherman-Lefitt, Scholarship Director and Paula Mckinnon, College Counselor.
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Congrats to the students at Brooklyn Technical High School, class of 2018.

The following have been named as 2018 National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Adam Abadi, Joshua Ahsan, Winston Koh, Derek Lee, Samuel Lee, Esther Li, John Ng, Richard Ngai, Gary Pesola, Mary Vavruska, Ernest Braun, Conor Hartley, Davin Lin, Jonathan Raybaud, Dan Shafman, Brandon Wood, Alice Yeung, and Ye Cheng Zheng. Each will earn one of 7,500 scholarships worth a total of more than $32 million.

The following students are the College Match Scholarship recipients through the QuestBridge National College Match competition: Eduardo Noel Sosa-Garcia (Colby College), Yadviha Tischenko (Notre Dame), Finella Tutelman (University of Pennsylvania), Raisha Waller (Yale University) and Karen Li (Yale University); each will receive a guaranteed full, four-year scholarship to their chosen schools.

Senior Jonathan Joasil received a Posse Scholarship, earning a full ride to Brandeis University, from the Posse Foundation. Jonathan was selected out of 3,600 national nominees at the beginning of the Posse process, with 130 students selected for Posse New York’s 13 partner universities, from a larger group of approximately 1,000 Posse Scholars across the nation.

David Newman, acting principal of Brooklyn Tech, offered “Congratula­tions to all on your hard work and success!”

Standing O joins Mr. Newman in sending felicitations the students, wishing each good luck in their continuing educational careers and future endeavors.

Brooklyn Technical High School [29 Fort Greene Pl. in Fort Greene; (718) 804–6400]

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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