Twenty-five students in the Lake Washington School District have qualified as semifinalists in this year's National Merit Scholarship Program.
A total of 16,000 high-school seniors qualified for this year's scholarship program and will be competing for approximately 8,300 scholarships totaling more than $34 million. The winners will be announced in the spring.
The semifinalists qualified for the awards by scoring well on the Prelimiary SAT (PSAT) exam. Redmond High School had the highest number of semifnalists in the school district.
The names and hometown of each LWSD semifinalist are listed below.
Eastlake High School: Blake Crinklaw, Sammamish
International Community School: Pauline H. Chane, Redmond; Edward M. Cordell, Redmond; Jessica S. Jin, Redmond; Jack D. Speelman, Kirkland
Juanita High School: Audrey H. Hsu, Kirkland; Sam H. Schwabacher, Kirkland; Luke Sironski-White, Kirkland
Lake Washington High School: Peter J. Dolan, Kirkland; Suejean Hwangpo, Kirkland; Jake O. Nash, Kirkland
Redmond High School: Maya N. Balakrishnan, Redmond; Tara G. Balakrishnan, Redmond; Rebecca F. Ballantyne, Redmond; Michael A. Gilroy, Redmond; Benjamin C. Keller, Sammamish; Jihoon Lee, Redmond; Nolan A. Miller, Kirkland; Ananya Murali, Redmond; Preetum Nakkiran, Redmond; Kevin R. Parker, Woodinville; Dhaaruni Sreenivas, Redmond; Sophia Y. Xu, Redmond; Miriam C. Zeitz, Redmond; Edward C. Zhang, Redmond
—Information from a LWSD news release