The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced this year’s semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition, and 46 Harker students are among those listed, all of whom took the exam last year when they were juniors. They are:
Erik Andersen, Paulomi Bhattacharya, Joshua Bollar, Albert Chen, Jenny Chen, Amie Chien, Emily Chu, Ria Desai, Desirazu Rahul, Rebecca Fang, Drew Goldstein, David Grossman, Varun Gudapati, Jacob Hoffman, Samantha Hoffman, Andre Jia, Nayeon Kim, Cecilia Lang-Ree, Joy Li, Victoria Lin, Rebecca Liu, Meera Madhavan, Simar Mangat, Preeya Mehta, Ramakrishnan Menon, Payal Modi, Suchita Nety, Laura Pedrotti, Kyle Roter, Pooja Shah, Pranav Sharma, Wendy Shwe, Sonia Sidhu, Christopher Sund, Indica Sur, Ashvin Swaminathan, Ravi Tadinada, Apurva Tandon, Lunda Tang, Emily Wang, Jacqueline Wang, Lorraine Wong, Wilbur Yang, Robert Yeats, Michelle Zhang and Warren Zhang.
This contest is entered by more the than one million high school juniors nationwide who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam. Students must maintain exceptional academic performance, receive a recommendation from a school administrator, compose an essay and receive SAT scores consistent with their performance on the PSAT to become finalists.