District seniors are among about 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual academic National Merit Scholarship competition. The 20 students were selected based on scores earned on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
2019 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists
Irondale High School student Erica Carlson and Mounds View High School students Michael Cao, Lucy Chen, Sophie Gao, Mason Huberty, Eliot Kim, Rebecca Li, Nathaniel Moller, Thomas Neafus, Michael Pak, Eric Palmer, Ming Shen, Grace Su, Erik Swensen, Maha Syed, Aarthi Vijayakumar, Abhishek Vijayakumar, Michelle Wang, Rachael Wasson and Diana Zhu were named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists for 2019. Irondale High School Commended students are Amelia Aplikowski, Jesson Florentino, Jack Nugent and Grady Salseg. Mounds View Commended students are Joseph Bushagour, John Carlson, Vivian Gao, Christopher Jin, Victoria Li, Vidhya Mallikarujunan, Kiran Mishra, Maaz Mohammed, Corinne Pease, Justin Reiling, Anelise Stamper, Benjamin Steil, Austin Streit, Michelle Sung and Alec Weber.