(Las Vegas, NV) Thirty-eight Clark County School District students from high schools throughout the district are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships totaling approximately $35 million to be offered next spring.

To be considered for a National 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.

CCSD’s National Merit Semifinalists:

Advanced Technologies Academy
Matthew G. Knoeppel
Mateusz Podzorski
Timothy Ponciano
Benjamin L. Tucker

Centennial High School
Lindsey Madsen

College of Southern Nevada High School, South
Allen J. Stubberud

Coronado High School
Ashley A. Farre
Robert J. Fisch
Crawford S. Gates
Brandon M. Kawaguchi
Marylin Longley

Ed W. Clark High School
Spencer A. Berger
Stephanie K. Chang
Craig A. Grant
Siyu Jiang
Theodore E. Kern
Geewoo Kim
Michael G. Kwok
Evan K. Merrill
Michael G. Mooney
Joshua S. Palagi
Zachary L. Shattler
Griffin F. Tabor
Frank C. Wan
Kevin K. Zhang

Green Valley High School

Yasmeen Kaboud
Noah M. Yaffe

Legacy High School
Tyler P. Steidl

Liberty High School
Brayden A. Smith

Palo Verde High School
Angele K. Bruce
Brenda J. Shen

Rancho High School
Hava R. Schwartz

Silverado High School
Mary K. Branigan

Valley High School
Jack C. Heavey
Soraya Peron
Jonathan Ta

West Career and Technical Academy
Dayne J. Fernandez
Alan W. Yang

You can learn more about the program here


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