District 99 2023 National Merit Scholarship Students Announced

District 99 2023 National Merit Scholarship Students Announced

District 99 announces that 32 students have received recognition in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). The program recognizes high school seniors who have excelled in academics and have the potential to succeed in rigorous college studies.

DGN National Merit Recognition Recipients

DGS National Merit Recognition Recipients

The District 99 students receiving the National Hispanic Recognition Award include:

  • Agustina Borchichi, North High 
  • Jose Espinoza, North High 
  • Amelia Molina, North High 
  • Benjamin Orozco, South High
  • Angelina Palermo, North High
  • Brenda Perez, South High
  • Leslie Macias, South High 

 

The District 99 students receiving the National African American Recognition Award include:

  • Grant Henderson, North High
  • Shamari Reed, South High

 

The District 99 National Merit Semifinalists include:

  • Johnathan Hogg, North High
  • Alan Kwak, South High
  • Greta Serniute, North High

 

The District 99 National Merit Commended students include:

  • Reed Brandt, North High
  • Stephen Cecil, North High
  • Celia Colucci, North High
  • Jose Espinoza, North High
  • Emma Fudacz, South High
  • Katy Heverin, North High
  • Sarah Illimoottil, South High
  • Kaitlin Jeschke, North High
  • Audrey Lee, North High
  • Connor Lyons, South High
  • Colin McLaughlin, South High
  • Nonoko Momozaki, South High
  • Nikhil Nambiar, South High
  • Oliver Parker, North High
  • Krish Patel, South High
  • Ava K. Rizzo, South High
  • Bharat Shah, South High
  • Aagam Shah, North High
  • Rohan Sinnappan, North High
  • Tianrui Tao, North High

“Recognition from the College Board’s national recognition program is a prestigious accomplishment, and we celebrate these students for being so dedicated to their studies,” said Dr. Courtney DeMent, principal of North High.

“These students are a testament to being dedicated to their academic studies, and we know that they will go far after high school and in life,” said Arwen Lyp, principal of South High.

Students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) offered in October 2021 and January 2022. National Merit Semifinalist students will join approximately 16,000 seniors from across the country, representing the top one percent, and will compete for scholarships.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, please visit www.nationalmerit.org.

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