27 seniors qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

Casey Kim

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 27 seniors as National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. This marks an increase in Harvard-Westlake semifinalists from the past two years.

This year’s semifinalists, comprising of about 16,000 seniors from all over the country, make up less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

The NMSC announced that these semifinalists will be considered for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

The list of semifinalists in the Class of 2019 is below.

Benjamin Beckman

Shana Brindze

Samuel Buckley-Bonanno

Max Caragozian

Megan Chang

Vishan Chaudhary

Taia Cheng

Kelly Gourrier

William Janos

Alexander Kahn

Sara Kangaslahti

Tierni Kaufman

Lucy Kim

Toshan Le

Trevor Le

Yujung Park

Sydney Pizer

Clara Ross

Sophie Roussak

Meera Sastry

Nicole Smith

Alexandra So

Peter Sykes

Emily Wesel

Sorcha Whitley

Ryan Wixen

Jenny Yoon