We wish to give special congratulations to the six past Sammamish Montessori School students, now high school seniors, who have been named as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Aneesha Ramesh (International Community School)
Isha Murali (Nicola Tesla STEM High School)
Sowmya Pratipati (Nicola Tesla STEM High School)
Maneesh Rajagopal (Redmond High School)
Mukil Shanmugam (Redmond High School)
Ananya Srivastava (Redmond High School)
These six students now attend Lake Washington School District and are part of the 47 total LWSD students named as National Merit Semifinalists who all attended Sammamish Montessori School (plus two more were summer school students: congratulations to Max Wang and Sofiya Mitchell). We are so proud of our alumni students and excited to see their future academic achievements and success in life.
According to the College Board, approximately 15,000 semifinalists across the nation had the highest scores on the PSAT taken by 1.8 million juniors this past year. To qualify, each student must submit an application that includes academic transcripts, an essay, and a letter of recommendation. Approximately 7,600 of those 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.