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National Merit announces 2023 LA County scholarship semifinalists – Daily News

 

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation introduced on Wednesday, Sept. 14, its 2023 checklist of semifinalist highschool college students who will now compete for a share of about 7,250 scholarships price virtually $28 million. Winners shall be introduced nationally between April and July subsequent year. This is the 68th annual competitors.

High faculty juniors, eleventh graders, within the United States entered the educational competitors by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The highest-scoring college students in every state signify the pool of semifinalists who, in response to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, signify lower than 1% of United States highschool seniors.

The subsequent step for a semifinalist to turn into a finalist is to finish the required application that features their SAT or ACT scores, an essay and a letter of advice by a highschool official.

Finalists are then chosen on the premise of educational report, their participation in neighborhood and college actions, how they’ve demonstrated management potential, employment, awards and honors obtained.

From a bunch of about 16,000 semifinalists, an anticipated 15,000 advance to finalists. Students are notified in February 2023 if they’re finalists and about half of these win a scholarship.

There are three classes of scholarships: National Merit $2500 Scholarships; corporate-sponsored scholarships; college-sponsored scholarships.

The National Merit Scholarship winners, chosen on the premise of accomplishments, expertise and potential for faculty success, are chosen from the February finalists group. Winners are notified, on a rolling foundation, in 2023 from April to July.

Here is the checklist of semifinalists within the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program in Los Angeles County by faculty location and the varsity identify:

 

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills HS

  • Aston H. Du
  • Sriya J. Kalyan
  • Jordan P/ Shin

Alhambra

Mark Keppel HS

Arcadia

Arcadia HS

  • Ian Chan
  • Kevin Y. Hu
  • Cassie Kao
  • Weber C. Lin
  • Tin P. Nguyen
  • Carolyn Sun
  • Ashley Ok. Te
  • Nathan Vuong
  • Avari Wang
  • Phoebe Wang
  • Stephanie H. Wang

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills HS

  • Alexandra R. Bakshian
  • Ariel J. Goldberg
  • Suhh Yeon Kim
  • Miles J. Kottler

Burbank

Burbank HS

  • Kacey M. Fifield
  • Lana E. Kang
  • Lorenzo R. Lopez
  • Yogini N. Vazirani

Burroughs HS

  • Lillian Raesler
  • Nayan Ramakrishnan
  • Margaret Ok. Roberts

Calabasas

Calabasas HS

Qualia The School for Deeper Learning

  • Terrin Eugene Busby Thompson

Viewpoint School

  • Zach R. Gor
  • Mansi Jain
  • JiaLian Mackey
  • Alec J. Williams

Carson

California Academy of Mathematics and Science

  • Jaden Balajadia
  • Dominick Cardella
  • Tiffany Chen
  • Manan Tuteja
  • Jenna Yang

Cerritos

Cerritos HS

Gahr HS

Gretchen Whitney HS

  • Colin J. Choi
  • Jimin Choi
  • Trenton T. Kim
  • Aaron S. Park
  • Max W. Peng

Claremont

Vivian Webb School

Webb School of California

  • Taejun Ahn
  • Jeffrey S. Baek
  • Anjie Jian
  • Austin J. Ra
  • Richard H. Wu

Culver City

Culver City HS

Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar HS

  • Ryan Ok. Chung
  • Jeffrey Gong
  • Marcus Hsieh
  • Andrew Huang
  • Edward Kim
  • Jason Kim
  • Jenna D. Kim
  • William Li
  • Chloe J. Lim
  • Ryan H. Shin
  • Angie Sun
  • Angelina Young
  • Max Zhu

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock HS

Glendora

Glendora HS

Granada Hills

Granada Hills Charter HS

Hacienda Heights

Glen A Wilson HS

La Cañada Flintridge

Flintridge Preparatory School

  • Charlotte M. Bax
  • Meena Durairaj
  • Youkai Ji
  • Audrey S. Jung
  • Arul Kolla
  • Jacob D. Lee
  • Alexander J. Oh
  • Dylan T. Tanouye
  • Evan L. Yoon

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

La Cañada HS

  • Hailey T. Chee
  • Vivien Chen
  • Anastasija M. Easley
  • Elyse H. Hwang
  • Adam J. Kakuk
  • Jessica N. Kim
  • Mia J. Kronson
  • Jessica Li
  • Jeshurun M. Liou
  • Siraaj S. Sandhu
  • Xiaohe Tang
  • Riley J. Thornburgh
  • William D. Wade

La Crescenta

Crescenta Valley HS

Long Beach

Long Beach Polytechnic HS

Los Angeles

Brentwood School

  • Stephen H. Agar-Johnson
  • Sam Drake
  • Carter Iino
  • Rahul Yates

Downtown Magnet HS

  • Noah M. Han
  • Ashley Y. Shin

Geffen Academy at UCLA

  • August I. Deer
  • Aiden S. Di Carlo
  • Jereth Z. Liu
  • Taye J. Reiss
  • Kayla G. Sinnock
  • Claire F. Soohoo

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

  • Sofia Behzadi
  • Edward Crockett
  • Lucas Jia
  • Yvonne Kendall

Loyola HS

  • Dominic Barrios
  • Bowen J. Kim
  • Michael S. McElhenney

Marlborough School

  • Rachael Kim
  • Jocelyn E. Shek

John Marshall HS

Milken Community School

  • Ophir G. Berrin
  • Joshua M. Roussak

New Covenant Academy

New West Charter High School

Notre Dame Academy

Pilgrim School

  • Jasper J. Andrews
  • Colin H. Kim

Windward School

  • Luke M. Gialanella
  • Henry T. Nieves

Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles

Homeschool

Malibu

Malibu HS

Manhattan Beach

Mira Costa HS

  • Benjamin Ok. Blum
  • Andrew Ok. Cherry
  • Karyn B. Fu
  • Kyle Y. Fukumoto
  • Tucker Gauss
  • Ethan H. Harrison
  • Alexander C.Holcomb
  • Heather E. Jensen
  • Cindy X. Lin
  • Dashiell H. Rumble
  • Kiran P. Shah
  • Jacob M. Tan

Montrose

St. Monica Academy

Newhall

William S. Hart HS

North Hollywood

Campbell Hall

North Hollywood HS

  • Hannah Cho
  • Emily M. Dietz
  • Julian E. Dohi
  • Alexander Ok. Franks
  • Jonathan M. Gasser-Brennan
  • Evan J. Higgins
  • Joanne Hong
  • Deanna S. Lee
  • Charles O. Luke
  • Katherine M. Shin
  • Nathaniel S. Shin
  • Adeline Sun
  • Richard Zhu

Oakwood School

Pacific Palisades

Palisades Charter HS

  • Anirudh Chatterjee
  • Dohyun A. Ju
  • Edward H. Kim
  • Robert H. Rosen
  • Tobias T. Scaduto
  • Levy C. Shaked
  • Sierra M. Sugarman
  • Sophie Y. Zhu

Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes HS

  • Vivian M. Chan
  • Jenna N. Chow
  • Cynthia Y. Ho

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Chadwick School

Pasadena

La Salle HS

Polytechnic HS

  • Benjamin D. Fernandez
  • Jamie Haenisch
  • Julian S. Harrison
  • Kai F. Herman
  • Elizabeth Hong
  • Nathaniel N. Marko
  • Dario G. Soatto

Westridge School

Redondo Beach

Redondo Union HS

  • Theodore Danial
  • Isabel Gross
  • Jack Hagemeister
  • Elise E. Haulund
  • Ella M. Kang
  • Isabella Langa
  • Esther Sun

Reseda

Cleveland HS

Rolling Hills

Palos Verdes Distance Learning Academy

Rolling Hills Estates

Palos Verdes Peninsula HS

  • Charlotte Y. Chiang
  • Sakurako F. Cho
  • Jillian M. Farley
  • Kyle Jiang

Rowland Heights

John A. Rowland HS

  • Selina Cheng
  • Juliet D. Kim
  • Madeleine R. Tsoi

Southlands Christian HS

San Gabriel

Gabrielino HS

  • Kaylee Chan
  • Jonathan Liang
  • Violet Wang

San Marino

San Marino HS

  • Neil Chen
  • Michael Egan
  • Zhe Shan Lian
  • Elsa Panning
  • Lillian Panning
  • Thailor Christian Villaluna
  • Arwen Gwen Wen

Santa Clarita

Academy of the Canyon

Santa Monica

Crossroads School

  • Daniel R. James
  • Kate Jang
  • Zev Weinstein

Santa Monica HS

  • Danny S. Chmaytelli
  • Lincoln G. Jarvis
  • Kian A. Naini

Sherman Oaks

The Buckley School

  • Madison Kesler
  • Katherine Silverman

Notre Dame HS

South Pasadena

South Pasadena HS

  • Aria A. Argus
  • Ryan F. Arlett
  • Serin C. Hwang
  • Anthony Kim
  • Jacqueline S. Mancera
  • Zackary Quezada
  • Xiyu Wang
  • Isabelle C. Whetsel
  • Talia M. Yoo
  • Liana Zangwill

Studio City

Harvard-Westlake School

  • Jack T. Austen
  • Alexandra M. Ba
  • Nathaniel Ok. Berg
  • Henry A. Bryan
  • Justin R. Bu
  • Cheery Chen
  • Iris Chen
  • Olivia Chung
  • Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff
  • Konnie Duan
  • Aariz I. Furniturewala
  • Donya Ghassemieh
  • Daniella Cayla Goldrich
  • Alexander J. Hahn
  • Anika S. Iye
  • Vivien Y. Kimura
  • Steven D. Ko
  • Sang Hyun Lee
  • Ceerous J. LeSage
  • Elliot Joseph Lichtman
  • Jack L. Moreland
  • Noah T. Nakayama
  • Venice A. Offner
  • Victoria R. Peng
  • Kameron G. Rabizadeh
  • Sophia M. Rascoff
  • Asher L. Rossen
  • William R. Sherwood
  • Kensuke Shimojo
  • Zoe Ok. Shin
  • Carter M. Staggs
  • Harrison M. Tarses
  • Ethan Wang
  • Eli N. Weinbach
  • Skylar Whitley
  • Jake M. Wiczyk
  • Karen Ok. Wu
  • Audrey T. Yang
  • Eric M. Yoon
  • Emmy Y. Zhang

Temple City

Temple City HS

  • Keerthana Girish
  • Stephen A. Ma

Torrance

Bishop Montgomery HS

South HS

West HS

Valencia

West Ranch HS

  • Alyssa Y. Chang
  • Andrew S. Kim
  • Jaeeun Park
  • Ella M. Shin
  • Clarissa Y. Zuo

Van Nuys

Grace Christian Academy

Van Nuys HS

  • Hannah Chung
  • Rachel S. Sang

Venice

Venice HS

  • Jessica L. Pan
  • Lidia S. Prokopovych-Shchepet

Walnut

Walnut HS

  • Samuel Chou
  • Hudson Kaleb Ok. Dy
  • Shani Y. Su
  • Chelsea Yeh
  • Jadon J. Zhu

Woodland Hills

El Camino Real Charter HS

  • Autumn T. Blackford
  • Lila R. Goldenberg

William Howard Taft HS

 

High faculty college students curious about making use of in future years want to speak to their faculty counselor to make preparations to take the PSAT/NMSQT take a look at. Registration is thru the highschool and never by the scholars. For info on the competitors, bit.ly/3hzLR8E

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955 and is an unbiased, not-for-profit group that doesn’t function with authorities help.

The objectives of the group are to reward academically-dedicated college students, encourage tutorial excellence in any respect ranges of schooling, promote a deeper respect for studying typically and to encourage people and organizations to sponsor scholarships. nationalmerit.org

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