Friday, Oct. 04, 2013
National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in its scholarship program for 2014.
The semifinalists are eligible to continue in the competition for roughly 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million, which will be offered next spring.
The students represent fewer than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. They were the top scorers in each state on a qualifying test taken as juniors. About 1.5 million students took the test nationwide.
These seniors from Kansas-side high schools are this year’s semifinalists:
Blue Valley High School: Luke Z. Chen, Alec C. Newport, Rachel A. Phillips, Macy L. Rainer, Bradley M. Rowland, Sachi Sarwal, Adithya Sivakumar, Ajay K. Subramanian
Blue Valley North: Joseph S. Bricker, Sarah N. Cokingtin, Emmaline R. Lorenzo, Abbie R. Miller, Joseph L. Pickert, Nina X. Singh, Michael T. Zhou
Blue Valley Northwest: Michelle M. Chen, Katherine L. Hartman, Amanda E. House, Veronica D. McKinny, Ami S. Nanavaty, Grant M. Sander, Charles J. Welsh
Blue Valley Southwest: Zachary R. Case, Matara R. Hitchcock, Grant P. Laster, Katherine E. Super
Blue Valley West: Eric J. Briscoe, Benjamin R. Hodges, Brianna C. Jackson, Joseph R. Nail, Anna J. Peters, Olivia H. Zhao
Homeschool: Alec Q. Knutsen, Kevin McGuire
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy: Alex L. Sher
Olathe East: Matthew W. Gleason, Snigdha Sharma, Dane J. Stapleton
Olathe North: Victoria G. Bergman, Ryan H. Dahl, Emmett A. Fitzgerald, Christoph C. Kinzel, Elizabeth E. Tucker
Olathe Northwest: Erik R. Flom, Kyle B. Lorey
Olathe South: Andrea K. Beene, Tanner B. Delaney, Evan L. Eschliman, Brock F. Webb
St. James Academy: Bradley C. Berning, Kathryn E. Colanero, Timothy J. Hendricks, Ian P. Jones
St. Thomas Aquinas: Mitchell J. Gampper, Paige C. Thomeczek
Shawnee Mission East: Alexander J. Armer, Justin T. Armer, Shao N. Borosha, Xiao Lu, Brian W. Philipps, Utsa A. Ramaswami, Henry J. Recker, Robert L. Simpson, Margaret C. Swartz, Ada Throckmorton, Kevin L. Xu
Shawnee Mission North: Goldia M. Kiteck
Shawnee Mission Northwest: Samuel J. Gross, Benjamin P. Huddleston, Connor L. McDonald
Shawnee Mission South: Caitlin T. Duffy, Virginia L. Friedrich, Melanie S. Powell
Shawnee Mission West: Hannah K. Wilhelm, Tabina Amber Yeasin