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Two Explorers Named National Merit Semifinalists

Two Christopher Columbus High School seniors are among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program announced today, September 9, 2020 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Christopher de la Viesca and Luis Victores are the two CCHS students named as Semifinalists.
These academically talented Explorers have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered Spring 2021. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, these two Explorers must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.
We’d also like to congratulate all the Commended Students and those who were recognized by the College Board in the National African-American and Hispanic Recognition Programs.

2021 National Merit Scholarship Program:
Semifinalists, Commended Students / African-American & Hispanic Recognition Students 

Christopher de la Viesca 
Luis Victores  
Darrick Baboun
Lukas Bleichner
Lucas Caporale  
Omar Caraballo  
Diego Espinosa
Patrick Garcia
Matthew Greenwood  
Christopher Jose
Pablo Martinez    
Dawson Mays
Raphael Perez   
Pedro Portela
Francisco Ribas  
Jaden Sproul   
Connor Smith
William Trueba
Christopher Valdes
Rodrigo Velazco

We commend our excellent faculty and staff for the great job that they do preparing the students for these rigorous exams. Adelante!  
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.