National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Reported by on 9/21/21

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 61 students from District 204 have been identified as Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 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. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and 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: Altekruse, Ian | Anandpara, Riya | Arukonda, Karthik Raj | Drayton, Daniel | Garde, Abhav | Garg, Divij | Hickey, Sean | Iyer, Uma | Kak, Shivam | Musunuri, Haricharan | Nayakanti, Sama | Ryu, Siwon | Shah, Aman | Siluveru, Anitej | Singh, Mohit | Sivakumar, Sanjana | Suram, Shravani | Venkat, Nikhil | Verthein, Lauren

Neuqua Valley High School: Areeb, Sanjar | Barnwal, Bhavi | Chintalapudi, Neeharika Rao | Daftari, Kunal | Dayal, Aashka | Eldridge, Amanda | Ganesh, Sanjay | Golemis, Shaun | Grawe, Katherine | He, David | Hong, Kelly | Jonnalagadda, Amulya | Kumar, Ansh | Lac, Tiffany | Lin, Theodore | Mendes, Rohan | Meng, Sophie | Parakkal, Ivan | Pulluru, Anya | Ramasubbu, Varun | Ramesh, Eashan | Rosenberger, James | Shandilya, Arnav | Shi, Maggie | Shroff, Preena | Singh, Anish | Taire, Adithya | Tiwari, Anagha | Venkatachalam, Vidya

Waubonsie Valley High School: Chari, Dhivya | Chi, Joshua | Croll, Sophia | Desai, Aayush | Gong, Brian | Gruman, Molly | Ho, David | Jun, Ain | Lu, Michael | Mansukhani, Dishita | Mei, Sabrina | Mishra, Aaroosh | Shah, Sohum