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September 10, 2014 at 5:00 AM

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named

Lakeside School in Seattle once again topped the list of area semifinalists named Wednesday in the National Merit Scholarship program, with 33 students. Bellevue’s Interlake High School has 29 semifinalists, and Garfield High School in Seattle has 11.

They are among some 16,000 high-school students across the country eligible to compete for about 7,600 merit scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

This is the 60th annual competition. The semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, received the highest scores in their states on the PSAT.  The number of semifinalists in each state is proportional to the state’s share of the national total of graduating seniors.

Local semifinalists and their schools after the jump:

Auburn

  • Thomas Jefferson High School — Clay, Jacinta M.; Huber, Christina E.

Bainbridge Island

  • Bainbridge Island High School — Maltman, James C.
  • Eagle Harbor High School  — Hoberg, Margaret M.; Levine, Noah R.

Bellevue

  • Bellevue High School — Guo, Kevin L.
  • Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart — Jammes, Chloe M.
  • Homeschool — Ruth, Kimberly
  • Interlake High School — Baek, Brian H.; Boulton, Alexander K.; Brawley, Phoebe E.; Chowdhury, Sheuli; Compton, Erin B.; Corey, Thomas A.; Gim, Brandon; Ito, Tsukasa; Kuntz, Nicholas M.; Lee, Justin; Li, Brian W.; Ma, Charlie W.; Meiyappan, Karthik P.; Nguyen, Joshua K.; Phillips, Scott Q.; Pride, Kalinda M.; Schnitzer, Noah I.; Srinivasan, Meera; Sun, George M.; Tang, Andy; Ungar, Ellie S.; Velchuru, Gautham; Wang, Brandon B.; Wright, Winston Z.; Yang, Eric W.; Yao, Karen H.; Yu, Brian P.; Zhang, Laetitia X.; Zhu, Kathleen
  • International School — McKee, Ahrif S.; Nathman, William A.; Trivedi, Nirja A.
  • Newport High School  — Cao, Stone E.; Chan, Kenrick; Hou, Karl; Lee, Jessica A.; Liu, Zachary; Lu, Allen R.; Wu, James; Yan, Ben; Yuan, Allen C.
  • Sammamish High School — Kranseler, Daniel; McCartan, Cory W.

Edmonds

  • Edmonds-Woodway High School — Gahr, Linh-Huan E.; Kim, Kevin M.
  • Homeschool  — West, Jeremy P.

Everett

  • Everett High School  — Mohn, Kyra J.

Gig Harbor

  • Peninsula High School — Shelley, Brett R.

Issaquah

  • Issaquah High School — Aylor, Robert C.; Esko, Wesley A.; Fetsch, Natalie F.; Holmes, Gabriela; Lu, Shiwei; Moore, Elizabeth A.; Qin, Ryan K.; Rudolph, Joshua C.

Kenmore

  • Inglemore High School — Fang, Zhanpei; Lefond, Julia G.; Silkes, Liora; Wang, Gary X.; Wang, Zijie; Willnow, Antonia S.

Kent

  • Kentridge High School  — Kaiser, Kelson L.; Tat, Raymond H.

Kirkland

  • Eastside Preparatory School  — Chalana, Akshay; Durham, Isabel; Mital, Adarsh; Zimmerman, Jillian C.
  • International Community School — Chai, Jacqueline; Ganapathi, Aarthi.
  • Juanita High School — Chwojko-Frank, Garek; Peterson, Emily R.
  • Lake Washington High School — LeGresley, Megan N.; Munsil, Roland K.

Lynnwood

  • Meadowdale High School — Oram, Susannah E.

Mercer Island

  • Mercer Island High School — Chuck, Carlin C.; Emanuels, Davidson F.; Hsue, Lauren J.; Lam, Louis.

Mill Creek

  • Henry M. Jackson High School — Cho, Hye H.

Monroe

  • Monroe High School —  Burke, Samuel; Taggart, Elizabeth A.

Mukilteo

  • Kamiak High School — Banh, Alexander J.; Choi, Katherine J.; Eun, Jae Won.
Redmond
  • Bear Creek School — Carlson, Rebecca K.; Diamond, Colin H.; Lau, Michael M.
  • The Overlake School — Teper, Rachel L.; Tsang, Nicholas.
  • Redmond High School — Balakrishnan, Lila U.; Bhat, Suraj; Chao, Emma C.; Ianchenko, Oleksandra; Jiang, Kelly M.; Li, Kitty Y.; Luo, Andrew Z.; Qian, Katherine S.; Qu, Jonathan L.; Schildt, Katharina M.; Thomas, Ryan.
  • Tesla STEM High School — Chronister, Andrew L.; Deodhar, Kanaad A.; Ganesan, Maya; Harrison, Jeremy C; Hoar, Alexander S.; Liu, Lynsey Y.; Yao, Catherine.

Renton

  • Oliver M. Hazen High School — Le, Tudi T.
  • Homeschool — Wei, Alva D.
  • Liberty High School — Magendanz, Quinn P.

Sammamish

  • Eastlake High School — Bawa, Akanksha; Goutham, Ashwathy; See, Gabriel; Shan, Cheng.
  • Eastside Catholic High School — Dada, Tinuola F.; Fernando, Amali M.
  • Skyline High School — Cao, Michael; DeJonge, Melanie R.; Feng, Emily Y.; Lin, Kelly; Lin, Thomas Z.; Mandyam, Aishwarya R.; Mandyam, Karishma R.; Shih, Brian H.; Shyamkumar, Nikhil.

SeaTac

  • Seattle Christian Schools — Stahlfeld, Karl G.

Seattle

  • Ballard High School — Earhart, Paul M.; Jolley, Joseph H.; Thomson, Rachel.
  • Bishop Blanchet High School — McIntyre, Alex W.
  • The Bush School — Hirning, Nicholas P.; Sakson, Irene M.
  • Franklin High School — Southerland, Finn C.
  • Garfield High School — Burgon, Andrew S.; Fite, Alexia J.; Floor, Dimitrios Z.; Gasaway, Fiona L.; Golay, Adrian L.; Gray, Daniel D.; Milodragovich, John L.; Reid, Elliot C.; Takahashi, Abigail; Tang, Yuhao; Yamasaki, Marisa K.
  • Nathan Hale High School — Balcom, Alexander M.; Eldridge, Adrian H.
  • Holy Names Academy — Fritzberg, Emma J.; Graham, Juanita F.; Lee, Rachel A.
  • Ingraham High School — Amorosi, Livia; Baker, Miles A.; Barry, Patricia M.; Carroll, Aidan J.; Davis, Thomas R.; Frank, Travis M.; Pollock, Caelan E.; Svaren, Carl W.; Walsh, Bryce J.; Wolfson, Samuel S.
  • King’s High School — Culp, Amelia R.
  • Lakeside School — Bansal, Rana C.; Chambers, Adelaide W.; Dunham, Hallie; Edwards, Robson G.; Gelb, Nicolo R.; Geyman, Emily C.; Joesch-Cohen, Lena M.; Johnson, Lucy G.; Khan, Nadia; Koh, Christina Y.; Li, Qingyue; Liu, Andrew; Luo, Wendy; Martins, Sofia B.; Mockett, Mark A.; Murin, Max; Paige, Cameron J.; Paul, Wyatt; Russian, Dylan C.; Scharenberg, Samantha G.; Senanayake, Ryan M.; Seroussi, Daniel; Song, Matthew G.; Sprague, Carly N.; Srey, Vincent; Thompson, Anna Maria A.; Verzuh, Jaclyn K.; Weed, Aidan; Wojciehowski, John; Xu, Serena; Xu, Ziyu; Yang, Kevin; Zhou, Eric Z.
  • The Northwest School — Peet, Graham C.; Saada, Caroline R.
  • Nova High School — Bell, Thalia S.
  • Roosevelt High School — Barton, Hayley J.; Fanning, Henry B.; LaMarca, Emma R.; Larson, Nicole L.; Maass, SaraJane; Wu, Nan.
  • Seattle Academy — Chowning, Jade E.; Greenstein, Nathan.
  • Seattle Preparatory School —Graaf, Mackie H.; Jellen, Christopher D.; Jensen-Roberts, Estella F.; McCarthy, Molly E.
  • University Preparatory Academy — Khangaonkar, Samisha M.

Shoreline

  • Shorecrest High School — Holt, Casey A.
  • Shorewood High School — Buswell, Amy R.; Hickman, Joshua J.; Miller, Gwendolyn A.

Snohomish

  • Glacier Peak High School — Helman, Alexander N.
  • Snohomish High School — Linvog, Ava L.

Snoqualmie

  • Mount Si High School — Brady, Jessica L.; Hartman, Ryan T.

Vashon

  • Vashon Island High School — Levin, Sage J.

Woodinville

  • Woodinville High School — Gujjar, Amrutha S.; Lawson, Peter E.; Ragan, James F.; Stocking, Kaylene C.; Toor, Desmond S.

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