PMHS Student earns prestigious award

A Picayune Memorial High School senior is truly a stand-out among the nations smartest.


Om Patel is the first Picayune student since 2005 to become a National Merit Finalist.


Patel (right) with PMHS Principal Kristi Mitchell


Patel is one of 15,000 students nationwide to receive the honor. Being a finalist has already secured him up to $69,000 dollars in scholarship money over 4 years to his college of choice which is Mississippi State University.


Om now moves on to see if he can acquire the final judging to become a National Merit Scholar. Congratulations to PMHS’


Om Patel for all his hard work to receive such a prestigious honor.

@WRJW