In April, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a nonprofit organization that honors the scholastic achievements of high school students, began releasing the names of winners in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Harker’s Sarah Teplitsky was on that list.
The second round of winners has just been released. These are scholarships of $2,500 apiece, sponsored by National Merit’s own funds or, in a few cases, underwritten by corporations.
Harker has 21 seniors named in this round, the most in California. The schools with the next highest totals are Torrey Pines (San Diego) with 13 and Gunn (Palo Alto) with nine.
Congratulations to these seniors: Brandon Araki, Virginia Chen, Victor Chen, Jeanette Chin, Nathaniel Edwards, James Feng, Alex Fotland, Alex Han, Kelsey Hilbrich (underwritten by Tomkins Corporation), Sonya Huang, Vishesh Jain, Carissa Jansen (underwritten by UPS Foundation), Rachel Luo, Christina Ma, Arjun Mody, Adam Perelman, Mark Roh, Rashmi Sharma, Haran Sivakumar, Andrew Zhou and Kevin Zhang.