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National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Reported by on 9/11/19

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 51 students from District 204 have been identified as Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. More than 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship®, earning the Merit Scholar title.

From Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level. In February, they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

The District 204 National Merit Semifinalists are:

Metea Valley High School: Carlson, Emma | Henry, Nina | Hus, Samuel | James, Jim | Karande, Rutika | Kohlberg, Emily | Maajed, Maaheen | Miriyala, Maya | Niu, Feina | Pasupula, Karthik | Patel, Aayush | Pruyne, Nathan | Sheth, Tanya

Neuqua Valley High School: Anand, Raghav | Ayer, Dharma | Chen, Cecilia | Chiratanagandla, Rishi | Gangadharan, Sanjana | Gopalan, Sahana | Grover, Devan | Gupta, Anushka | Jasti, Amulya | Jun, Lydia| Kim, Seung Gi | Kingsbury, Katherine | Klimek, Jake | Lee, Grace | Li, Jonathan | Lies, Nicole | Mann, Jessica | McCluskey, Brendan | Moye, Jared | Nair, Ritika | Nalluri, Arya | Rane, Sakshi | Redey, Courtney | Rodrigues, Camryn | Seidman, Hope | Sharma, Sahej | Sidhu, Muskan | Zeng, Carolyn

Waubonsie Valley High School: Ahmadian, Ainsley | Aucoin, Ellen | Bridgeman, Emma | Bruce, Nyah | Heidenrich, Ashley | Iyer, Rohan | Kothuri, Uma | Mann, Makenzie | Shanker, Mohini | Skurnak, Kaitlin

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