A total of 152 Arkansas high school seniors are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists announced recently in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
The students are now eligible to continue in the competition for about 7,600 scholarships, worth more than $31 million, that will be awarded next spring. More than 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to become finalists in the competition and about half of the finalists will win National Merit Scholarships.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. was established in 1955 to conduct the competition. The corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.
The Arkansas semifinalists and their high schools follow, listed by city alphabetically.
Arkadelphia High: Patrick T. Hayes.
Batesville High: Veronica L. Laslo.
Home school: Zachary M. McClain.
Benton High: Bishop J.Butler, Kirsten E. Garner.
Bentonville High: Khadeeja Asif, Samhitha Batta, Jocelyn J. Berry, Anh Cao, Olivia A. Elshoff, Matthew J. Esarte, Malaika J. John, Arthi Krishna, Kennedy Ray, Harshdeep Singh, Jeremy P.Sonnabend, Melissa E. Taylor, Rebecca E. Wilson, and Samuel M. Woodhouse.
Haas Hall Academy: David J. Cordero, Theodore Curriden, Jacob V. Fennell, Asa E. Koster, Katherine A. Peretz, Kenton A. Roberts, Adam G. Rockwood, Nikita Venugopal, Sophia G. Yarbrough.
Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy: Hannah J.Rowe.
Bryant High: Kakada Av, Rachel C. Sweningson.
Cabot High: Madeline E. Johnson, Ethan D. Peck, Eliana D. Pray, Alexis G. Urquhart, Zachary Wilmoth.
Bentonville West High: Andres J. Alvarado, Laith O. Kewan, Justin A. Kilgo, Adele E. May, Ahmed R. Moustafa, Joshua X. Poyfair, Priya Thelapurath.
Conway High: Joslyn R.Bruenger, Douglas S.Butler, Gavin I. Teague, Mackenzie B.Williams.
Home school: Nicole A. Hopp.
St. Joseph School: Nicholas R. Brorman.
El Dorado High: Aidan G. Price, Scott A. Ratchford, Lorin M. Utsch.
Fayetteville High: Namrata Anand, Jenna D. Caudle, Paris T. James, Grace L. Killian, Michael A. Krizman, Grace J. Li, Grace E. Martin, Benjamin B. Pierce, Stephen A. Pierson, Ana C. Reif, Anna Roach, Kaushik Sampath, Amanda M. Thomsen, Jason Tullis, Carson D. Young.
Haas Hall Academy: Avery M. Batson, Mitchell J. Bylak, Dominic Dharwadker, Kendall R.Miller, Anshuman Nandy, Ashwin Narayan, Vivek Narayan, Aryan S. Prabhudesai, BreeAnna L. Scott, Christine M. Shackelford, Charles J. Wisdom.
Northside High: Benton C. Anderson.
Southside High: Mahdir M. Anower, Kenneth H. Clardy, Martina M. Gooden, Joshua B.Hannan, Heber J. Martin, Angelica D. Phan, Madison E. Settlage, George A. Welsch.
Greenbrier High: John W. Trent.
Greenwood High: William D. Hutchinson.
Harrison High. Conversion charter: David M. Smith.
Highland High: Joel M. Hoppe.
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts: Yoo-Jin Ahn, Ronan A. Devlin, Tristan A. Eoff, Carson O. Hardin, Jason Hoang, Howard Grant E. Orlina, Emily E. Smith, Haven K. Whitney.
The Academies at Jonesboro High: Torre J. Darby, Eric Richardson, Matthew F. Sherman.
Catholic High for Boys: William H. Provencher, Nicholas R. Ratycz.
Central High: Keeling Baker, Jessica L. Bates, Sakshi Garg, Andrew D.Helms, Kelvin L.Kang, Anne Li, Audrey D. Li, Jessica Liu, Nathania Nischal, Jahnavi M. Patel, Mason S. Rike, Rishith Vaddavalli, Owen H. Williams, Rachel Zhang and Taylor Zhang.
Episcopal Collegiate School: James E. Johnson, Ivan C. Messias.
ESTEM High Charter: Gabriel Simancas.
Little Rock Christian Academy: Stuart McGilvray, William Wood.
Mount St. Mary Academy: Isabella D. Boyd, Anna N. Palmer
Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High: Emily G. Schick
Pulaski Academy: Harper R. Chambers, Courtney A. Robinson, Wilson Waugh
Magnolia High: Gabrielle N. Bulliard.
Mountain Home High Career Academies: Grace C. Beckham.
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Central Arkansas Christian School: Davis R. Burton.
Providence Classical Christian Academy: James C. DeJarnatt, Isaac J. Raymond.
Rogers High: Jack T. Norris, Ethan M. Potts, Trevor D. Scogin.
Rogers Heritage High: Michael E. O'Hearn.
Rogers New Technology High: Austin C. Abercrombie.
Russellville High: Daxon S. Carreiro.
Siloam Springs High: Katherine M.Arrington, Daniel M. Cooper, Emma C. Hulbert.
Har-Ber High: Claire S. Franco, Samuel K. Lonneman.
Shiloh Christian School: Breanna L. Mapes.
Springdale School of Innovation: Oliver P. Mammay, Sara J. Manos.
Trinity Christian School: Evan P. Miller.
West Fork High: Nathan R. Martin.
White Hall High: Ethan B. Anderson.
Metro on 09/15/2019
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