2021 National Merit Semifinalists list released

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Out of the 86 seniors who earned Commended status in the Spring, 54 proceeded to the Semifinalist level. (Graphic/Kayla Rubenstein)

After taking the PSAT in October, 54 seniors scored high enough to qualify for National Merit Semifinalist status. Part of a pool of 16,000 total, these 54 students, listed below, now have the chance to advance to a Finalist title and compete for one of 7,600 scholarships that total $30 million.

“I am so proud of the semifinalists for their hard work,” Mrs. Elise Blum, Upper School principal, said. “I hope they will remember this feeling in the future when they face a challenge; they will know that if they work hard they can achieve their goals. I wish them the best of luck with their college applications.”

2021 National Merit Semifinalists

  1. Eunice Baek
  2. Jonathan Balila
  3. Aaron Batista
  4. Alexander Canada
  5. William Chan
  6. Brandon Chandler
  7. Abdul-Jalil Dania
  8. Montserrat de Allende Silva
  9. Alexander Divoux
  10. John Eastep
  11. Ethan Fan
  12. Justin Folks
  13. Vasisht Ganesh
  14. Sena Ghobadi
  15. Shivan Giroti
  16. Benjamin Gomez del Campo
  17. Srihari Gotluru
  18. Carly Gottlieb
  19. Anisa Haffizulla
  20. Zayd Khan
  21. Sean Kim
  22. Angelina Kinney
  23. Caroline Kroll
  24. Iris Lang
  25. Albert Lu
  26. Melina Marin
  27. Manuj Marwaha
  28. Angelin Mathew
  29. Roshni Mishra
  30. Camila Otero
  31. Briya Patel
  32. Zoe Persaud
  33. Stanley Pierre, Jr.
  34. Jai Rajpal
  35. Jose Ramirez
  36. Bella Ramirez
  37. Aryan Ranjan
  38. Isaac Ratzan
  39. Kira Reinhartz
  40. Christian Rodriguez
  41. Declan Rogers
  42. Alexander Romanenko
  43. Shreyas Sama
  44. Serena Saul
  45. Timothy Shaw
  46. Akanksha Shukla
  47. Andrew Simon
  48. Alexander Solomon
  49. Vijayasai Somasundaram
  50. Samantha Stevens
  51. Felicia Taylor
  52. Kevin Wu
  53. Audrey Xie
  54. Anna Yarashevich

As a senior, Kayla Rubenstein spends her fourth (and heartbreakingly final) year on staff as Online Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager and Social Media Correspondent. Wanting to make the most of her senior year, Kayla serves as the President of Quill and Scroll, Historian of Rho Kappa and Co-Historian of NHS, while also actively participating in EHS and SNHS. Outside of school, Kayla contributes to Mensa’s publications and volunteers with different organizations within her community. An avid reader, Kayla can often be found with her nose in a book when not working on an article for The Patriot Post or developing a project for iPatriot Post.

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