Blue Valley students are still the ones breaking records and achieving at unprecedented levels! Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced 58 Blue Valley seniors were named National Merit semifinalists. This number sets a district record and is the most semifinalists in a Kansas school district this year.
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 scholarships, the semifinalists must fulfill several requirements and advance to the finalist round of the competition.
The semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Semifinalists from Blue Valley are:
Blue Valley High: Tyler H. Cho, William J. Creamer, Sophia D. Dvorak, Sofia G. Hughes, Stephania Kontopanos, Erin G. Lynn, Nathan A. Nguyen, Helenna N. Shcherbinin, Jocelyn Wang and George C. Xue
Blue Valley North: Audrey C. Beckman, Qasim M. Chohdry, Caroline I. Clarke, Kevin H. Fan, Matthew A. Freeman, Anna C. Hamilton, Prakhya Haarika Kakumanu, Cadence I. Koffman, Jordin R. MacKenzie, Ella E. O’Brien, Samuel E. Peterson, Hyesoo Song and Meredith C. Vaughn
Blue Valley Northwest: Daniel Cheng, Evan F. Clark, Elizabeth G. Cross, Ian D. Fletchall, Carly H. Gagnon, Anusha R. Gampala, Renee A. Liou, Hunter W. Long, Younggi D. Moon, Saisharan Narayan, Ethan H. Shah, Adarsh R. Veerapaneni and Julianne G. Zheng
Blue Valley Southwest: Brianna E. Duty, Logan D. Garber, Nicole J. Giam, Samuel B. Grimsley and Sophia C. Rose
Blue Valley West: Shashank Aitha, Puneet S. Bagga, Shriya Dave, Lauren Dsouza, Ethan Guo, Joseph K. Liang, Humphrey Luo, Kushala Madduru, Liam A. Mann, Yaeesh A. Mukadam, Chethani M. Perera, Max J. Rong, Aastha Sharma, Saumil Sharma, Sachin S. Shenoy, Samuel Wang and Amanda J. Zhu
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