Issaquah School District students excel on National Merit test
May 5, 2011
By Laura Geggel
NEW — 12:15 p.m. May 5, 2011
In the Issaquah School District, 73 students met the requirements to enter the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program, school administrators recently announced.
Nationwide, 1.5 million high school juniors took the PSAT in October, and 50,000 top performers made the National Merit cut.
Issaquah High School had 26 juniors, Liberty High School had 12 juniors and Skyline High School had 35 juniors who met the requirements for the 2012 program.
Of the 50,000 students nationwide who qualified, about 34,000 will be commended for their performance, and about 16,000 will be named National Merit Program Semifinalists in September.
The semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 8,200 National Merit Scholarships to be offered next year.
The local students include:
Issaquah: Sabrina Barnett; Brooke Brisbine; Joshua Chinn; Christina Corbitt; Benjamin Director; Erin Freeman; Michael Koho; Allison Kuo; Siyang Li; Anna Magidson; Maxwell McDermott; Amelia Meigs; Marshall Meng; Nicole Migotsky; Daniel Rawlings; Suraj Saifullah; Neha Saraf; Lena Severns; Elin Skaardal; Erika Speckhardt; Maxwell Tickman; Andrew Tseng; Patrick Violette; Jason Walker; Tsung Ling Wu and Steven Yang
Liberty: David Adams; Macaire Ament; Hannah Bergam; Quinn Bracelen; Eric Cramer; Tucker Goodman; Hannah Grandine; Kevin Hays; John Lorenz; Carlie Mantel; Michael Payant and Tyler Westenbroek
Skyline: Nicole Atherly; Karsten Ball; Kavya Basu; Amy Bearman; Miles Blackwood; Philip Bonyhadi; Mitchell Chen; Kelly Christianson; Shirley Chung; Supriya Dublish; Ian Engelbeck; Travis Fox; Melanie Goddard; Jonathan Hong; Albert Huang; Wayne Huang; Madeleine Hutson; Matthew Knuth; Nathalie Lanlois; Shawn Lee; Siyuan Li; Shirley Lin; Zhepeng Lin; Andrea Liu; Clare McGrane; Brian Pak; Henry Qin; Ashwin Rao; Erika Shiroma; Alexander Stranik; Andy Tan; Kevin Tidball; Adrian Wang; Owen Xia and Edric Zhan