82 Cobb High School Seniors Named Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

Officials for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Eighty-two students from the Cobb County School District made the semifinalist list, which is an increase over the previous year. With 33 student semifinalists, Walton High School ranks second in the state for the number of merit scholarship semifinalists this year. The nationwide pool 
of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

These academically-talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half
of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Cobb County School District National Merit Semifinalists:

Allatoona High School 

James C. Matalenas

 

Campbell High School

Parrish L. Studebaker

 

Hillgrove High School

Emma L. Barron

Caleb T. Partin

 

Kell High School

Mitchell Q. Gacuzana

 

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Daniel H. Chu

Mary K. Gale

Hannah K. Gregory

Gwendolyn B. Henry

Meredith B. Johns

Erin E. Morrow

Kathleen M. Tanner

 

Lassiter High School

Radhesh D. Amin

Christopher L. Butcher

Christopher W. Clark

Justin Q. Coleman

Jerry J. Harrison

Virginia J. Langmaid

Seth A. Nye

Anastasia A. Onyango

Oliver J. Park

Samuel R. Quiroz

Brenna Salkin

Kyle T. Waldner

Seo Y. Yoo

 

Pope High School

Francesca Burke

Ellie R. Coe

Caleigh A. Cullinan

Suzanna A. Jiwani

David A. Reingold

 

Walton High School

Kento M. Arendt

Jiwoo Bae

Harper S. Barbaree

Eli M. Burstiner

Carlson L. Chiles

Daniel Cho

Andrew H. Chyong

Clayton J. Eshleman

Catherine Fan

Kaylynn L. Hiller

Daniel C. Hudadoff

John C. Hults

Elaine S. Hwang

Bita Jadali

Tiffany N. Jeng

Gina J. Kang

Laura K. Key

Hyunjin A. Kim

Lucas Y. Kuan

Jayanth Kumar

Luke H. Lavin

Eileen W. Law

Cecelia I. Lu

Harsimran Minhas

Jacob H. Moore

Robert A. Morgan

Siddharth J. Natham

Wesley D. Nourachi

Adarshini Raja

Akshat V. Sistla

Wendy Yao

Wooju R. Yim

Grace K. Zhou

 

Wheeler High School

Andrew R. Benecchi

Shawn M. Doss

Chibuzor I. Eduzor

Kevin Fan

Rohan R. George

Nikhil I. Jindia

Dhananjay Khazanchi

Jeet Kothari

Erin Z. Leydon

Alexander Madison

Melam Master

Colin T. McMillen

Anusha Moudgal

Arvin T. Poddar

Suyash Rajesh

Amithav B. Reddy

Michael A. Shible

Sofiya Vyshnya

Charles A. Wood