Los Gatos-Saratoga High School District Boasts 39 Merit Scholarship Finalists

Students recognized for high marks in the Preliminary SAT test, which measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.

Thirty‐nine Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District students have been named finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Started in 1955, the program awards only one percent of the approximately 1.5
million students who participate by taking the Preliminary SAT, which measures critical reading, math problem‐solving and writing skills.

In March, the program will begin mailing scholarship offers to the approximately 8,400 students who will have earned the title of National Merit Scholar. The scholarships will total more than $34 million and are funded by corporations, business organizations, and colleges and universities.

The rigorous process has honored the likes of Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Chief Justice John Roberts.

For 2013, the LGSUHSD finalists are:

  1. Niharika M. Bedekar
  2. Elyse J. Berlinberg
  3. Shreya Chaganti
  4. Justin Chiang
  5. Amanda Yuling Chow
  6. Edward X. Dong
  7. Andy Fang
  8. Mckenna Nicole Galvin
  9. Kevin M. Garbe
  10. Jacqueline L. Gu
  11. Catherine Han
  12. Dylan Nakagawa Jew
  13. Evaline Ju
  14. Paul Wonjin Jung
  15. Danielle Katz
  16. Yukiye Koide
  17. Brian M. Kim
  18. Brian Y. Kim
  19. Michael Taylor Lee
  20. Ye Seon Lee
  21. Nole Lin
  22. Maggy Liu
  23. Aneesa Mazumdar
  24. Priyanka Nookala
  25. Suzannah K. Osekowsky
  26. Nandita Sampath
  27. Adam Silverman
  28. Sudarshan Seshadri
  29. Deborah Soung
  30. Bhavana Vadrevu
  31. Joyce Y. Wang
  32. Terrance Wang
  33. Patrick L. Xiao
  34. Christine Xue
  35. Rebecca S. Yang
  36. Matthew F. Yee
  37. Stanley Christopher Yip
  38. Geena Y. Zhou
  39. Sophia R. Zhu

District Superintendent Bob Mistele congratulated each of the finalists. “These students exemplify the hard work going on in our district by students, their teachers and their families. We are so proud of all of our students and their accomplishments, both as students and as members of the school community
and beyond. I wish each of the students recognized by this prestigious program success throughout their academic career and wherever life takes them. Congratulations,” he said.

Mani Farhadi February 21, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Congrats to Sudarshan and his family! All of these kids are smart, intelligent and deserving.


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