53 from Wake named National Merit semifinalists

Posted September 11, 2008

Wake County Public School System

— Wake County public schools claimed 53 National Merit semifinalists, representing 11 high schools.

They are:

  • APEX High School: Lewis A. McAlister, Michael S. Nokes and Nicholas S. Stidham
  • BROUGHTON High School: Tyler A. Confrey-Maloney, Jonathan H. Edwards, Jordan A. Jones, Zachary A. Martin and Matthew S. Wiesner
  • CARY High School: Nicholas L. Allen and Quinn N. Bajorek
  • ENLOE High School: Laura C. Buff, Michael I. Chen, Hannah E. Darst, Pradeep B. Gopinathan, Ellis E. Gyongyos, Ian M. Harwood, Sarah N. Lineberry, Lilly Y. Liu, Alexander M. Madsen, Rachel E. Mazzara, Emily R. Myers, Rachel C. Rowe, Alexandra H. Snedeker, Bao M. Tran-Phu, Alexey A. Vasiliyev, Daniel R. Vitek, Anna S. Wormsbecher and Diana L. Xie
  • FUQUAY-VARINA High School: Taylor F. Allison
  • GREEN HOPE High School: Sean M. Bartell, Jennifer K. Fredette, Austin B. Gilmore, Brinda Monian, Gabriel D. Reynolds, Syed S. Saleh, Cheryl L. Schlitter and Andrew G. Wang
  • LEESVILLE ROAD High School: Cody A. Hitchcock
  • MIDDLE CREEK High School: Sarah Phillips and John M. Turner
  • PANTHER CREEK High School: Mohammed S. Agha, Lauren A. Dixon, Rebecca Y. Liu, James Longley, Brighid M. Milan, Courtney J. Musciano, John T. Primm and Kyle A. Rogacki
  • SANDERSON High School: Scott E. Herrmann, Margaret Pennisi and Dean S. Pixton
  • SOUTHEAST RALEIGH High School: Christopher Kao and Kyle M. Swartz

High school juniors qualify for the National Merit Scholarship by taking the Preliminary SAT. The semifinalists represent the top-scoring test takers in each state.

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  • aquamama Sep 11, 2008

    Congratulations, kids!