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  • Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Los Alamos High School is pleased to acknowledge that 14 members of the Class of 2015 have received this distinction.  They are: Leyla Akhadov, Daniel Ben-Naim, Sally Grindstaff, Andrew (AJ) Makela, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy, Colin Redman, Benjamin Reichelt, Sara Stubben, Alexander Swart, Vincent Tang, Sarah Wallstrom, Harrison Williams and William Zhao. Alexandr Wang, who was graduated with the Class of 2014, was also named a semifinalist.

    “This is a very prestigious accomplishment attained by these students,” said Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist.  “We are very proud of them.”

    These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

    The National Merit Semifinalists and their parents were honored at a luncheon today hosted by the principal.  Also in attendance were Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn, Assistant Principals Mike Johnson and Carter Payne, Athletic Director Ann Stewart and other guests.  The luncheon was catered by teacher Kristen Pyle and her Culinary Arts and ProStart students.

    NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
     
    National Merit SemiFinalist  

    Photo caption:
    The fourteen LAHS Students named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program pictured with Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist ( front left) and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn (front right) are (front, left to right): Leyla Akhadov, Sarah Wallstrom, Sara Stubben, Katharine Margevicius, David Murphy; (back, left to right) Daniel Ben-Naim, William Zhao, Colin Redman, Harrison Williams, Alexander Swart, Benjamin Reichelt, AJ Makela and Vincent Tang.

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