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2015-16 National Merit Semifinalists Announced

138 MCPS students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to everyone who won! The awardees come from 14 different schools. Richard Montgomery and Blair tied for the most amount of semifinalists, with 41 students. The following is the 2015-16 list of semifinalists, by school:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Asha K. Dahiya
Diana C. Halikias
Max E. Niebylski
Maxim J. Novak
Antonio H. Ramirez
Adrian A. Wong-Valle

Montgomery Blair High School
Ji Hyuk Bae
Samuel E. Bilsky
Eric S. Chen
Sage Chen
Jeremy C. Du
Ramya A. Durvasula
Helen R. Edge
Sidney B. Geertsema
Yaelle B. Goldschlag
Candia D. Gu
Eleanor L. Harris
Connie Ho
Ethan J. Holland
Mariam B. Jiffar
Camille D. Kirsch
Brian Z. Le
Haena-Young Lee
Noah D. Levine
Olivia G. Lewis
Amy Li
Anthony Li
Raymond T. Lin
Cynthia T. Liu
Eric M. Lu
Winnie Luo
Alexander J. Mangiafico
Arnold K. Mong
Brian P. Morris
Anna H. Ou
Rowyn A. Peel
Divya Rajagopal
Kathleen Ruan
Caitlyn A. Singam
Victoria C. Tsai
Jesse P. Webber
Angel Wen
Bronte Wen
Jeong-Yoon Wu
Rona Yu
Wilson B. Yu
Timothy T. Zhou

James Hubert Blake High School
Robert C. Molloy

Winston Churchill High School
Michelle Chan
Hannah Cho
Yidong Hu
Benjamin H. Hwang
Xiaoting Sun
Julia R. Wang
Kevin Wang
Glenna L. Zhang

Clarksburg High School
Aditya V. Kaliappan
Christopher Yue

Walter Johnson High School
Lynda X. Hu
Arsen Kliouev

John F. Kennedy High School
Maya M. Bickel

Richard Montgomery High School
Raveesha R. Arora
Rohith Battina
Jeffrey E. Chang
Grace V. Cheung
Michael Y. Ding
Ly V. Do
Daniel A. Feshbach
Valencia T. Fu
Jacob P. Gramlich
Meghan Y. Hu
Eszter D. Janossy
Jacob F. Klosowski
Cathleen Kong
Anna Lavrentieva
Christopher S. Lee
Alan G. Li
Eric K. Li
Kevin Liu
Yu Lu
Eileen Q. Moudou
Siddharth Nayak
Quang M. Nguyen
Sunny T. Ouyang
Heesu Park
Natarajan N. Ramesh
Michael A. Riederer
Hannah S. Smith
Seema E. Snitkovsky
Cynthia Song
Kimberly M. Steininger
Jared M. Stolove
Rebecca C. Stryer
Caroline Z. Wang
Timothy X. Wang
Dashiell C. Yeatts-Lonske
Kevin Z. Ying
Alexander Yu
Paxon F. Yu
David L. Zhang
Emily Zhang
Vivien R. Zhu

Northwest High School 
Christine Y. Ahn
Natalie T. Chao

Poolesville High School
Gregorio Baek
Abby R. Beeler
Madison K. Bowe
Chandrashekar Ganesan
Steven H. Guo
Eunice Jeong
Kenneth W. Jiang
Suriya Kandaswamy
Jean-Young Kim
Christopher W. Look
Elena M. Lostoski
Ankita Sharma
Cherry Y. Zou

Quince Orchard High School
Tanay V. Wakhare

Wheaton High School
Locklin A. George

Walt Whitman High School
Rian Adamian
William J. Arnesen
Olivia A. Blanchard
Jacob L. Blitz
Thomas M. Buarque de Macedo
Jesse L. Cao
Benjamin E. Gersch
Alan F. Li
Elana R. Shaw

Thomas S. Wootton High School
Matthew Fu
Shannon Jin
Dennis C. Li
Paula B. Manis
Prahlad D. Sarma
Eileen C. Stauffer
Judy Wang
Yujing Wang
George Wu
Qijia Yuan

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