Manual boasts 32 National Merit Semifinalists


National Merit Semifinalists pose in front of Manual. Photo by Cesca Campisano.

Manual’s Class of 2020 contains 32 students who qualify in the first round of the National Merit Scholarship Scholarship Competition. The competition will send a list of the semifinalists to colleges, many of whom will give special admission consideration and scholarships to the students.

Row 1 left to right:

Yizhen Jennifer Quan, Jane Hu, Aysha Puzhakkaaraillath, Felicia Zhong, Emma Martinez-Morison, Madeline Mattheu, Elif Ozyurekoglu, Pranav Senthilvel, Christian Tingle, Abhishek Chaudhary, Shreshth Srivastava

Row 2 left to right:

Darryl Farmer-Principal, Marti Johnston-Counselor, Laine Hirn, Maxwell Martin, Caroline Youdes, Sarah Bogan, Hayden Brown, Sai Nikhil Vangala, Raymond Suo, Shyam Ravishankar, Naren Alluri, Bhavana Pavuluri, Sanya Mehta, Amy Meeron-Counselor

Row 3 left to right:

Kevin Fowler-Counselor, Kenneth Tien, Leo Hughes, William Holland, Ben Gediman, Kamal Chilukuri, Ethan Tate, Andrew Kook, Shashidhar Gollamudi, Donovan Liem, Michelle Leslie-Counselor

Not Pictured:  Lilly Gonzalez

Members of various athletic teams at Manual who were named National Merit Semifinalists pose with items that are meaningful to their sport. Photo by Cesca Campisano.

Semifinalists are now encouraged to submit National Merit Scholarship Applications and around 15,000 students across the country will progress as finalists. Following that, 7,500 students across the country will be named as Merit Scholars.