The National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Sept. 13 announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors will now be considered for finalist status and, ultimately, National Merit scholarships.
Semifinalists posted the highest scores on the Preliminary SAT, taken as juniors — representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Local students named semifinalists, by hometown:
Bothell: Kyrie Dowling, Vikram Gill, Maxwell Packer, Clayton Thomas (Bothell High School), Jeannine Brokaw (Providence Classical Christian School), Anisha Chutani (Woodinville Montessori School)
Mill Creek: Justine Teoh (Henry M. Jackson)
Monroe: Mitchell Boulter (Monroe)
Mukilteo: Alexander Ong, Adrienna Tran-Pearson (Kamiak)
Snohomish: Freja Jorgensen, Alexander Surkov (Glacier Peak), Timothy Ross (homeschool)
Stanwood: Hannah Grierson, Joshua Johnson (Stanwood)
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