A record 73 members of the Northville High School Class of 2019 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as academically outstanding based on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in their junior year. The students will be honored as part of the Northville Board of Education meeting at Northville High School on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Thirty-nine Northville seniors are National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists, ranking them among the top 1 percent of the more than 1.6 million students across the nation participating in the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). These students also have the opportunity to move forward in the nationally recognized scholarship competition. National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists from the Northville Class of 2019 include: Sai Anantapantula, Pranav Doppalapudi, Aveek Duttagupta, Arvind Ganeshram, Connie Gao, Esha Garg, Bhavika Gummadi, Quinna Halim, David Hargitt, Ishaan Hiranandani, Heidi Huang, Ila Iyengar, Raymond Jiang, Bhavyashree Kadiri, Shreya Kashyap, Essam Kassem, Vishal Kolla, Megha Kunju, Isabella Lee, Catherina Lu, Saaz Malhotra, Hogan Mastanduno, Pranav Meka, Ishani Misra, Sean Munro, Hui Murray, Salil Nadkarni, Surbhi Neole, Travis Nitkiewicz, Krisha Patel, Vineet Raju, Vania Rohmetra, Mariella Simoncini, Neila Thomas, Claire Wan, Timothy Wu, Jean Xiong, Annabel Yang and Siri Yarlagadda.
National Merit Scholar Commended students rank among the top 5 percent of their peers academically. The 34 Commended students in the Northville Class of 2019 include: Shreya Basu, Lindsey Brenton, Logan Bry, Shreya Chadalavada, Natalie Corrigan, Nicole Cybul, Nikith Ganan, Allen Ho, Rebecca Hopkins, Khushi Kapoor, Kate Kim, Nolan Knight, Jacob Liu, Kristina Mallabo, Kiran Mangrulkar, Savannah Manley, Kira McCorry, Lillian Miller, Kevin Moser, Jason Nitkiewicz, Anjalee Patel, Callum Roberts, Disha Satapathy, Annabel Sharnowski, Dante Silva, Medha Sripada, Valentyna Stadnik, Paige Tar, Jonathon Tish, Matthew Tong, Suneeth Torke, Julia Tweadey, Amulya Vankayalapati, and Melina Varlamos.
“As National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists and Commended students, these seniors have demonstrated exceptional academic ability and have the potential for great success in rigorous college studies,” said Northville High School Principal Tony Koski. “We honor their outstanding achievement, and are proud to know as educators that we have played a role in preparing them for this rapidly changing world. We look forward to all that these students will accomplish in the years to come.”
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 410 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.