138 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifnalists in the 2020 competition Tuesday. 138 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring.

The schools with the most finalists are Richard Montgomery (39), Montgomery Blair (36), Winston Churchill (17), and Walt Whitman (13).

The MCPS semifinalists come from 13 high schools, including Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Montgomery Blair, Winston Churchill, Clarksburg, Walter Johnson, Richard Montgomery, Northwest, Poolesville, Rockville, Sherwood, Wheaton, Walt Whitman, and Thomas S. Wootton.

The semifinalists are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase

  • Reed H. Barmada
  • Molly A. Busis
  • Caroline S. Hallmark
  • Rachel L. Niebler
  • Jonah S. Sparling

Montgomery Blair

  • Daphne Amir
  • Aarthi J. Arun
  • Marie Brodsky
  • Simon L. Chervenak
  • Caroline L. Danielski
  • Liam O. DeVoe
  • Rachel S. Dey
  • Lintaro P. Donovan
  • Hemakshi M. Gordy
  • Jason A. Hsu
  • Andrew Hu
  • Evan Z. Hu
  • Josephine M. James-Le
  • Hannah J. Kim
  • Joey D. Kim
  • Abigail L. Koehler
  • June P. Lee
  • Katherine Lei
  • Adam Levav
  • Daniel R. Levy
  • Bryan T. Li
  • Kelley Li
  • Amanda S. Liu
  • Tarun N. Mattikalli
  • Yael C. Pinsky
  • Jennifer Ren
  • Jesse H. Silverberg
  • Emmy T. Song
  • Michelle Tang
  • Carter M. Wilson
  • Victoria W. Xin
  • Ambrose Y. Yang
  • Karen J. Yang
  • Justin Y. Zhang
  • Shawn H. Zhao
  • Ivvone Zhou

Winston Churchill

  • Samuel Du
  • Sophia Y. Fang
  • Navya Gautam
  • Sasha G. Gerber
  • Rachel J. Han
  • Eric S. He
  • Joseph Y. Huang
  • Andrew Y. Jin
  • Elizabeth E. Kronthal
  • Katharina A. Krstic
  • Lucas L. Lin
  • Austin Mao
  • Arik Shan
  • Leah R. Stein
  • Manu Sundaresan
  • Miranda W. Yu
  • Cheryl Zhang

Clarksburg

  • Natasha Oberoi
  • Zoe A. Tishaev

Walter Johnson

  • Amitoj Nagaich
  • Sreekrishna Ramireddygari
  • Nikolay Usanov
  • Sophia D. Wu

Richard Montgomery

  • Clara P. Bonzi Teixeira
  • Samantha R. Brown
  • Jessica L. Chai
  • Emily Chen
  • Derek Chu
  • Alyssa Cong
  • Ivana Henry
  • Ayesha Khawaja
  • Katie L. Kolodner
  • Eujin K. Lee
  • Isabelle J. Lee
  • Jeehye R. Lee
  • Lydia H. Levy
  • Jennifer J. Li
  • Kimberly M. Liu
  • Neal S. Machado
  • Angela Y. Mu
  • Kevin B. Pan
  • Michael Pan
  • Meghna Pandey
  • Eli F. Protas
  • Helen Qian
  • Maylis E. Quesnel
  • Kush V. Savsani
  • Anagha Shastry
  • Jonathan V. Simak
  • Zachary J. Teselko
  • Joy J. Wang
  • Sophia S. Wang
  • Valerie Wang
  • Jack Z. Yang
  • Laura J. Yao
  • Julie J. Yeo
  • Cathy A. Yung
  • Jessie Yung
  • Clare Y. Zhang
  • Kathryn Zhang
  • Katherine Zhao
  • Christine L. Zhou

Northwest

  • John Bang
  • Jaden T. Block
  • Amanda J. Li
  • Kamila K. Melikova
  • Rachel Pang

Poolesville

  • June M. Barash
  • Tejas Guha
  • Maria C. Hancu
  • Pranay B. Kamineny
  • Sadhana S. Lolla
  • Gurshaan S. Mann
  • Alison Y. Wang

Rockville

  • Tomer Atzili

Sherwood

  • Eve E. Crompton

Wheaton

  • Christopher T. Vu

Walt Whitman

  • Jules R. Bertholet
  • Nicholas O. Cook
  • Hannah R. Donner
  • Rasika P. Dronamraju
  • Kaleo A. Goldstein-Coloretti
  • Hunter E. Lee
  • Samantha M. Leventis
  • Max W. London
  • Emily O. Mayo
  • Devin E. McLenagan
  • Nathaniel R. Olson
  • Emma N. Salafsky
  • Boyang Xiao

Thomas S. Wootton

  • Amy H. Chai
  • Stephanie Geng
  • Joanne Z. Liu
  • Zain N. Majumder
  • Michelle Shen
  • Joy Shi
  • Mollika J. Singh

Semifinalists from MCPS were selected from among high school juniors who were top scorers on the 2018 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the nation will be considered for advancement to the finalist stage of the competition.

Finalists will be considered for $2,500 National Merit scholarships, plus additional corporate-sponsored and college/university-sponsored scholarships.

Visit National Merit Scholarship Program to learn more about the program.

 

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