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Kennesaw Mountain High School is proud to recognize the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists and Commended Students.

 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Daniel Chu*

Mary Kate Gale*

Hannah Gregory*

Gwendolyn Henry*

Meredith Johns*

Erin Morrow*

Kathleen Tanner*

2018 National Merit Commended Students

Samuel Bass

Amanda Charleston*

Courtney Coats*

Ryan Cobelli*

Connor Cole*

Jacob Connelly

Alfa Diallo

Benjamin Harner*

Celine Jarvis*

Gyojin Jung*

Matthew Lee*

Carson Letts*

Bailey McGovern*

Kehla Meacham*

Brent Murphy*

Akash Prasad*

Elizabeth Rice*

Emma Soetebier*

Zachary Stone*

Izah Tahir*

*Denotes magnet

KMHS Magnet Senior Zane Placie was one of 161 American high school students named a 2017 Presidential Scholar and the only CCSD student to receive this honor! Click here to read about the US Presidential Scholars Program

This is “one of the nation’s highest honors to be bestowed upon a graduating high school senior in the United States of America.” Zane will be recognized for his achievements in Washington, D.C., June 18 – June 20, 2017 during National Recognition Program events, culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony. Congratulations Zane!


Congratulations to KMHS Magnet Students who are Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) finalists!  Click here to read about GHP

Nominees should be extremely proud of their accomplishments and participation in the state interview/audition process.

Name GHP Focus
Daniel Chu Mathematics
Gwendolyn Henry Dance
Analeigh Honeycutt Theatre
Elizabeth Kunst Communicative Arts
Laurenz Oriondo Music
Emma Soetebier Science
Izah Tahir Visual Arts
Mateo Villalobos Mathematics


Congratulations to the following students for becoming eligible for the 800 Club for perfect subject scores on the SAT or ACT:

Name Test Grad. Year
Srivenkat Boinapalli ACT Reading & Math 2017
Daniel Chu SAT Math, Math 2, and Chemistry 2018
Abigail Dees SAT Math 2018
Sean Engelstad ACT Math, SAT Math and Math 2 2017
Madelyn Focaracci ACT Reading and Math 2017
Hannah Gregory SAT Writing 2018
Gwendolyn Henry ACT Science 2018
Michael Hong SAT Math 2, ACT Reading 2017
Meredith Johns SAT Math, ACT Science 2018
Ashwin Kannan ACT English 2018
Mary Katherine Gale SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing;  ACT Writing, Reading, Science, & Composite 2018
Dimitrios Kidonakis SAT Math 2019
Dorian Kidonakis SAT Math 2019
Blake Jones ACT Reading 2017
Ethan Landen ACT Science 2017
Matthew Lee SAT Math 2018
Brianna McBride ACT English 2017
Bailey McGovern ACT Reading, English, & Science 2018
Erin Morrow ACT English 2018
Zane Placie SAT Math, Math 2, &US History; ACT Math & Science 2017
Yanni Sporidis SAT Math 2 2017
Ashley Thomas ACT Reading 2018
Connor Truono SAT Math, Math 2, & Physics; ACT Science 2017



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