The National Merit Scholarship program has named its semifinalists for the 2013 competition.
The high school seniors were chosen as semifinalists on the basis of their scores on the 2011 PSAT. They can go on to compete for National Merit Scholarships that together are worth more than $32 million next spring.
To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed by officials from his or her high school, earn SAT scores that are on par with his or her PSAT performance and submit an application that includes an essay and list of leadership and community activities.
Here are the National Merit Scholarship semifinalists from Wake County (semifinalists from other counties will be listed next week):
APEX HIGH SCHOOL: Caroline B. Broadwell, Clayton M. Connors, Daniel Ghan, Kate E. Hobble, Eric J. Luke, Kyle A. Malone, Siddharth Shankar, Sophia H. Wang, Neil Wathore
HOMESCHOOL: Rachel Freedman, Luke R. Harvey
CARY ACADEMY: Nicole B. Ackman, Adrienne L. Bell-Koch, Ethan A. Coeytaux, Joseph A. Cornett, David M. Maydew, Anna E. Mukamal, Daniel H. Orol, Sarah N. Thalheimer, Orlin O. Velev
CARY HIGH SCHOOL: Joshua D. Horowitz, Anupama Warrier, Olivia A. Wood
GREEN HOPE HIGH SCHOOL: Chang Jun Kim, Meaghan L. Nazareth, Shivam P. Patel, Caroline E. Reilly, Nisha Saxena, Aaron Wan, Jessica Wan, Allyson Weglar, Kira A. Wegner-Clemens, Christine T. Wei, Mark S. Wickelgren, Kevin K. Xiao, Jenny Xu
HOMESCHOOL: Christopher W. Bollinger, Julia K. LaFond
PANTHER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL: Sameer R. Kak, Kenneth K. Lee, Aishwarya Nag, Sagar S. Patel, Shiven Srivastava, Fariha Syed
GARNER HIGH SCHOOL: Mary-Anna Rice
ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL: Maryam Ahmed, Rita M. Meganck, John A. Nance
BROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL: Fiona W. Dunn, Alexander R. Hudson
ENLOE HIGH SCHOOL: Gautam Adusumilli, Helena M. Arose, Hudson R. Ayers, Brian H. Darst, Deepthi Gowrishankar, Akil A. Guruparan, Vivek S. Hebbar, Shoutao Luo, Graeme P. Peterson, Aribah M. Shah, Aishwarya Sriraman, River Wu, Vanessa Wu, Minami Yoshizawa
CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL: Richard B. Rosso
LEESVILLE ROAD HIGH SCHOOL: Dowon Cha
NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Timothy J. Hayes
RALEIGH CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL: Stephanie M. Austin, Rachel L. Hammond, Richard X. He, Daniel P. Huddleston, Aruna S. Iyer, Ryan E. Kilgore, Tony W. Li, Christine K. Nam, Pranavi Sanka, Danielle M. Siegert, Shobana S. Subramanian, Jonathan T. Tseng, Benjamin T. Whitfield
THE RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL: Kyla A. Babson, Christopher Brajer, Ryan T. Carr, Alexander Cooley, Caroline C. Mangum, Claudia N. Meyer, Elisabeth J. Schricker, Maxwell M. Sminkey, Catherine J. Sweeney
SANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL: Rachel H. Coffman, Jessica L. Loverde, Anna Pittenger, Jaraad Y. Samad
WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: Haley E. Sheehan
HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL: Ethan P. Wenker
WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Alex S. Moss, Hannah R. Moyles