National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist List Released

Dozens of students from Tri-Valley made the cut in the prestigious scholarship competition.

The list of semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation was released last week; students on that list who attend schools across the Tri-Valley are listed below.

There are about 16,000 semifinalists, and the program expects about 15,000 of the students to advance to the finalist level, which will be announced in February.

More than half of the finalists will go on to compete for a Merit Scholar title and portion of the National Merit Scholarship worth more than $32 million.

More than 22,000 high schools nationwide and about 1.5 million juniors entered the 2013 competition, which awards the honors based on “exceptional academic ability”, and “potential for success in rigorous college studies” the organization said in a statement.

Schools and student names are listed in alphabetical order:


Athenian School

  • Arrighi, Tess C.
  • Han, Sae Ah

Monte Vista High School

  • Choi, Kelvin J.
  • Cook, Connor S.
  • Herman, Joshua
  • Hsi, Erin
  • Jang, Bo Yoon
  • Kennedy, Karen L.
  • Kim, Jisu
  • Ma, Nathan
  • Mason, James D.
  • Nayeri, Mina
  • Oh, Myung Jin
  • Peng, Nicholas S.
  • Roy, Bidisha K.
  • Shear, Benjamin P.
  • Sorayya, Aryo
  • Su, Ziyue
  • Wong, Kevin G.

San Ramon Valley High School

  • Dias, Alicia J.


Dublin High School

  • Jiang, Malina
  • Zhou, Nancy

Valley Christian High School

  • Tong, Christina M.

The Quarry Lane School

  • Keswani, Arnosh B.
  • Kundu, Tushar


Granada High School

  • Gong, Maryann M.


  • Wagner, Julian M.

Livermore High School

  • Hornbacker, Kathleen M.
  • McNeish, Corey


Amador Valley High School

  • Agrawal, Roshan
  • Berendt, Elise N.
  • Borchers, Sara M.
  • Chen, Connie
  • Chen, Kevin X.
  • Chen, Roger
  • Dormann, William M.
  • Fu, Beverly
  • Gong, Jiefu
  • Gottiparthy, Niharika
  • Im, Dahsohl
  • Kim, Hye-Jin
  • Kye, Sunyoung
  • Laxman, Harsh
  • Lee, Yoobin
  • Mo, Hanying
  • Muppidi, Sricharana R.
  • Nieman, Jonathan
  • Saha, Priyanka
  • Shen, Steve S.
  • Wang, Edward H.
  • Wang, Julia H.
  • Zhao, Ke

Foothill High School

  • Abrishamchian, Miromid L.
  • Chan, Benjamin Y.
  • Chang, Andrew
  • Chang, Michelle K.
  • Du, David
  • Dunn, Benjamin
  • Gururangan, Karthik
  • Hong, Kevin
  • Ihn, Katherine G.
  • Lao, Selina J.
  • Li, Po-Yi J.
  • Liu, Victoria C.
  • Nam, Marianna
  • O'Neil, Matthew A.
  • Sajjad, Omar M.
  • Wan, Shuang
  • Wei, Colin Y.
  •  Wen, Christopher Z.
  • Wong, Winky
  • Xia, Jenny
  • Yang, Pan
  • Zhang, Chi


California High School

  • Cheng, Hsiang
  • Gath, Kenneth J.
  • Gole, Shalaka
  • Kim, Seohyun
  • Kumar, Ashwin
  • Li, Lucy Z.
  • Patel, Anand M.
  • Zhang, Jiemeng

Dougherty Valley High School

  • Cai, Trevor Y.
  • Chan, Vincent
  • Chen, Andrew
  • Chen, Patrick
  • Dutta, Avishek
  • Han, Seunghwa M.
  • Jois, Nikhil K.
  • Kalyan, Srivathsan
  • Lin, Louis S.
  • Liu, Patrick
  • Ma, Mary Y
  • Man, Colin
  • Muttineni, Vihari
  • Nelson, Andrew C.
  • Nibber, Vikrum S.
  • Pan, Grace A.
  • Park, Michael
  • Patel, Sachin
  • Peng, Jiachun
  • Pok, Daniel G.
  • Roesslein, Riley D.
  • Son, Lorren
  • Su, Brian Y.
  • Ting, Nelson
  • Tong, Benjamin
  • Unwalla, Daanish
  • Wang, Andrew L.
  • Wang, Elaina J.
  • Wang, Eric
  • Wang, Xuanyi
  • Wen, Lily
  • Zhang, Grace Y.
  • Zhao, Andrew A.
  • Zhao, Michelle L.
  • Zou, Roger G.


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George September 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Dougherty Valley crushes it again!


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