We wish to give special congratulations to the seven Sammamish Montessori School alumni, now high school seniors, who have been named as semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Alexia N. Friedman (Nikola Tesla STEM High School)
Sahas Goli (Redmond High School)
Meera M. Hoar (Redmond High School)
Shreya Kedia (Redmond High School)
Haeli N. Knox (Redmond High School)
Melissa Lin (Redmond High School)
Hamsa Shankar (Nikola Tesla STEM High School)
These seven of the 32 Lake Washington School District students named as National Merit Semifinalists are all former Sammamish Montessori School students. We are so proud of our alumni students and excited to see their future academic achievements and success in life.
According to the Seattle Times, approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the nation had the highest scores on the PSAT taken by 1.6 million juniors this past year. Roughly 90 percent fo those students will be named finalists in February. To qualify, each student must submit an application that includes academic transcripts, an essay, and a letter of recommendation. About half of the finalists are awarded Merit Scholarships, which in total are worth about $31 million.
Click here for more information about the National Merit Scholars program and all semifinalists in Washington State.