Yesterday, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that 43 Harker seniors – 22 percent of the class of 2019 – were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
This year’s semifinalists are:
Ayush Alag, Nishka Ayyar, Logan Bhamidipaty, Robert Bloomquist, Joshua Broweleit, Timothy Chang, Christie Chen, Pamela Duke, Kai Franz, Lilia Gonzales, Rose Guan, Matthew Hajjar, Haris Hosseini, Amelia Huchley, Krish Kapadia, Jacob Kim, Noah Lincke, Enya Lu, Leon Lu, Joel Manning, Jay Menon, Puneet Nayyar, Cedric Nowatzyk, Rithvik Panchapakesan, Ayush Pancholy, Jerry Peng, Meghna Phalke, Anika Rajamani, Ashwin Rammohan, Akshay Ravoor, Ashwin Reddy, Ruhi Sayana, Keval Shah, Kaushik Shivakumar, Neha Tallapragada, Katherine Tian, Timothy Wang, Alexander Wloka, Connie Xu, Helen Yang, Alexander Young, Alexander Yu and Katherine Zhang.
Semifinalists represent the top 1 percent – about 16,000 – of the 1.6 million students who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program in 2017 after taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students who are become finalists will be notified of their advancement in February.