74 Cobb Schools High School Seniors Named Finalists for National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently notified principals across the Cobb County School District that their students were named finalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Seventy-four students from the Cobb County School District made the finalist list.  

With 35 students on the list, Walton High School has the most National Merit Finalists. The other Cobb schools with semifinalists include Campbell High School, Harrison High School, Hillgrove High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Lassiter High School, Pope High School, Sprayberry High School, and Wheeler High School.   

Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  

National Merit Scholarship winners for 2020 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 345,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.  

In 2019, 41 students in Cobb Schools earned National Merit Scholarships.   

Cobb County School District National Merit Finalists: 

Campbell High School   

Natasha Dorr-Kapczynski   

Samantha A. Hong   

Youssef Jaafar   

Damon Lin  

Eden O. Rowe   

Harrison High School  

Leah M. Delfausse  

Bessem K. Enow   

Hillgrove High School   

Evan R. Montoya   

Andrew J. Smith   

Kennesaw Mountain High School   

Braden R. Hester   

Jayden R. Johnson   

Sasamon B. Omoma   

Evani N. Patel   

Elaina R. Regier   

Lassiter High School  

Eleanor B. Froula   

Claire M. Halloran  

Perry Kramer   

Gabrielle P. Levitt   

Anna K. Mitchell   

Catherine L. Pereira   

Paul H. Tegethoff   

Pope High School  

Ada R. Burris   

Sanjeet C. Harry   

Andrew M. Myers   

Yelizaveta I. Pivnik   

Sprayberry High School  

Reilly S. Misra   

Walton High School  

Chanwoo Bae   

Jordan Bass   

Alec Berger   

Andrew Cameron   

Daniel Catanese   

Anjali Chareddy   

Taylor Chiles   

Sinead de Cleir   

Judith Denning   

Julia Dierker   

Russell Emerine   

Reagan Jacobson   

Guy Kemelmakher   

Aleem Lakdawala   

Andrew Li   

Viviana Lu   

Nidhi Manikkoth   

Kara McKinley   

Russell Newton   

Erik Pitts   

Neeraj Raja   

Anant Rajan   

Pranav Rajbhandari   

Aaron Rieck   

Arvind Saligrama   

Tara Shabazaz   

Eric Simon   

Bill Sun   

Shiloh Thomas-Wilkinson   

Qilin Tong   

Ria Uppalapati   

Akshin Vemana  

Tharun Venkatesan   

Madeline Zhang   

Zaim Zibran   

Wheeler High School  

Ann-Marie A. Abunyewa   

Kruthik S. Alapati   

Ava R. Autera   

Charlie E. Bishop   

Patrick G. Chen   

Alessa L. Cullinan   

Rose Jewel   

Brian Kent   

Emma G. Mason   

Pranav J. Nedumpurath   

Jeremy L. Payne   

Morris I. Wan   

Eric W. Yao