UPDATED: June 6, 2018
The next round of winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition was announced today, this time for college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. Recent graduates Akhil Arun, Matthew Lee, Jacob Ohana and Patrick Zhong were among those listed as winners, bringing Harker’s total of National Merit scholarship winners for the year up to 17.
Eight more Harker seniors were named winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition last week. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified Megan Tjandrasuwita, Jerry Chen, Gwyneth Chen, Morgan Douglas, Anooshree Sengupta, Andrew Semenza, Kaitlin Hsu and Swapnil Garg as $2,500 scholarship winners.
These students and other Bay Area National Merit winners were mentioned in a story by the San Jose Mercury News, published Friday.
Last week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that Divija Bhimaraju, David Wen, Adrian Chu, Megan Huynh and Amy Jin, all grade 12, were recipients of corporate-sponsored scholarships in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. This is the first round of awardees in this year’s program, and more winners will be announced over the next three months.
In September, 46 seniors – roughly 25 percent of the Class of 2018 – were named National Merit semifinalists, placing them in the top 1 percent nationwide among students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in their junior year.