LWSD students named National Merit semifinalists

Students now compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 1:30pm
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Thirty-two Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Redmond High School was tied for the third most semifinalists in the state with 15.

A total of 16,000 high school seniors nationwide qualified. More than 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level. About half will win a National Merit Scholarship. These students will be able to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million.

Students qualified for these awards by completing the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semifinalists include the highest scoring students in each state. The semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.

LWSD National Merit semifinalists

International Community School:

  • Ciara L. Gormley
  • Theo A. Gregersen

Juanita High School:

  • Eric Marnadi
  • Nithish Bharadhwaj Narasimman

Nikola Tesla STEM High School:

  • Victoria J. Alkin
  • Alexia N. Friedman
  • Christine Lee
  • Sonika S. Tayade

Redmond High School:

  • Shiven S. Bhatt
  • Sahas Goli
  • Meera M. Hoar
  • Shreya Kedia
  • Grace Kim
  • Haeli N. Knox
  • Melissa Lin
  • Kenneth Ma
  • Meghna Shankar
  • Martin Shi
  • Heng-Min Tan
  • Shuhua A. Xie
  • Jasmine Zhang

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