Last week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that 51 Harker seniors qualified as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students scored in the top 1 percent nationwide on the Preliminary SAT, which was taken last year by about 1.5 million grade 11 students. Overall, 62 percent of Harker’s Class of 2016 scored in the top 3 percent nationally.
The semifinalists are as follows, in alphabetical order by last name:
Vivek Bharadwaj, Jonathan Dai, Rohan Daran, Rohan Desikan, Victoria Ding, Ayushi Gautam, Grace Guan, Prithvi Gudapati, Cynthia Hao, Shannon Hong, Angela Huang, Kaylan Huang, Stephanie Huang, Joshua Hung, Raghav Jain, Maya Jeyendran, Abhinav Ketineni, Kristen Ko, Vineet Kosaraju, Janet Lee, Jason Lee, Adele Li, Lisa Liu, Evan Lohn, Anthony Luo, Sophia Luo, Jonathan Ma, Sadhika Malladi, Natasha Mayor, Shivali Minocha, Anika Mohindra, Aishwarya Murari, Emily Pan, Kristen Park, Sohil Patel, Divya Periyakoil, Karen Qi, Sanil Rajput, Nikita Ramoji, Elisabeth Siegel, Natalie Simonian, Gurutam Thockchom, Karen Tu, Anish Velagapudi, Allison Wang, Esther Wang, Alice Wu, Daphne Yang, Richard Yi, Michael Zhao and Jessica Zhu.