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Dublin City Schools Has the Most National Merit Semifinalists in State

Dublin City Schools has 40 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Forty Dublin City Schools students have been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists.  Our district has had more students receiving this distinction than any other school district in Ohio, seven of the last eight years. 

They are Taylor Bahnub, Emerson K. Becker, Sneha Bhaskarla, Emma S. Cheng, Alyssa Davitt, Reena R. Ding, Zi Mo Fu, Pritiki Ghosh Choudhuri, Benjamin Gluck, Amy Guo, Anusri Gorukanti, John Hallermann, Quinn C. Hammond, Ethan Hu, Arya Janardhanan, Harshavardhan Kalivarapu, Pranav Khadkikar, Juhyeong Kim, Surya Kolluri, Charlton M. Li, Sai Rishik Lingam, Akhil Madala, Malcolm Masri, Kyle M. McCann, Chethas Pyla,Graham Rine-Day, Dhruti V. Shah, Oskar Steiger, Jacob Su, Sahas Uppalapati, Maximilian Wang, Olivia Wang, Matthew Wesolowski, Caroline Xi, Brian Xia, Andrea Yu, Arwen Zhang, Tony Zheng, Rachel Zhu, and Sophie Zhuang.

In partnership with the City of Dublin, we honored these students and their parents at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 26 at Dublin City Council Chambers.

Earlier this month, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.