High Scores Earn Honors for 26 Parkway Seniors

The students were received letters of recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program for their academic achievement.

The National Merit Scholarship program has named 26 seniors from the Parkway School District as commended students. 

The designation is given to only 5 percent (about 50,000) of the 1.5 million students who enter into the annual competition. Their selection is based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test and weighed against a nationally applied selection index. 

The students will receive letters of commendation and, although they do not continue in the competition to become finalists, they are eligible to receive a variety of special scholarships. The students and their schools are listed below:

West High

  • Katherine Arnell
  • Raveena Boodram
  • Timothy Hu
  • Nicholas John
  • Chan-Hyung Ki
  • Humza Mian
  • Emma Stewart
  • Shalini Subbarao
  • Kerry Xiao
  • Tatsumi Yanaba

Central High

  • Lea Cody
  • Hadley Bjerke
  • Sean Byrne
  • Joseph Gao
  • Alyssa Guller
  • Margaret Madsen
  • April Xu

North High

  • Christian Alten
  • Shannon Cheng
  • Brian Hagerty
  • Benjamin Weinstock


South High

  • Yingjie Fu
  • Bradley R Gleason
  • John P Heider
  • Isha Pathak
  • Juliana E Varner


 About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: Established in 1955, NMSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC conducts theNational Merit® Scholarship Program and theNational Achievement® Scholarship Program–annual competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. 

NMSC's goals have remained constant since its inception: to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students; to stimulate increased support for their education; and to provide efficient and effective scholarship program management for organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships.


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