The National Merit Scholarship program has named 43 Charlotte-Mecklenburg students as 2009 semifinalists.
These high school seniors are among 16,000 students across the country who will compete for Merit Scholarship awards totaling more than $35 million. The semifinalists were picked on the basis of their 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores.
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The semifinalists are:
Ardrey Kell: Katrina Reynolds; Meredith Richmond; Jessica Walsh O'Sullivan.
East Mecklenburg: Catherine Trobich.
Myers Park: Jillian Becker; Kevin Blackwell; Kyle Bowen; Laura Carpenter; Tyler Fitch; Daniel Gaspari; Allison Hargett; Rebecca Jeffries; Jacqueline McNeill; Rachel Myrick; Suman Sivasubramania; Vignesh Sivasubramania; Kathryn Stewart; Andrew Thomason; Nolan Williams; Bo-Tsung Xiang.
North Mecklenburg: Emily Baker; Alyssa Botelho; Kelsey Ellis; Teresa Portone; Krista White; Brecia Young.
Northwest School of the Arts: Claire Archer.
Renaissance School at Olympic: Jacklyn Ngo.
Providence: Pressly Blackley; Mitali Dayal; Christopher Dennis; Briana Falduti; Benjamin Juvelier; Maria Marshall; Thomas Monroe; Jordan Parker; Amanda Plante; Matthew Scola; Shayna Skal; Alexander Vargas; Robert Wertman; Daniel Wooten.
South Mecklenburg: Taylor Bass.