National Merit Scholarship - Oakton Semifinalists and Commended Students

October 05, 2020

Dear Oakton,

It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the following Oakton High School students on their tremendous achievement.  We are incredibly proud of their recognition and all the hard work that went into meeting this goal.  

Over 1.5 million students in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).  Of those 1.5 million students, 16,000 semifinalists were selected as the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors.  They are the only participants who qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships to be awarded in the Spring of 2021.  13 Oakton High School Students earned this recognition!  

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers.  59 Oakton High School Students earned this recognition!  

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Oakton High School, I send our congratulations to all of you!  

Sincerely,

Jamie S. Lane, Principal 

 

Semi-finalists:  

  • Bai, Cheryl
  • Fischer, Ranya
  • Garrone, Ceasare
  • He, Zhiqin 
  • Longfellow, Haley
  • Mutarelli, Nora
  • Schmitz, Cecilia
  • Shin, Carson
  • Siddhi, Daivik
  • Silas, Allison
  • Stephens, Caroline
  • Sundararaman, Dhruv
  • Wei, Jerry

 

Commended Students: 

  • Adapag, Disha
  • Aryal, Maya
  • Bailey, Eli
  • Bigley, Katherine
  • Cai, Lucy
  • Chanesman, Jace
  • Chang, Sally
  • Chen, Abigail
  • Chen, Sydney
  • Chopra, Suhani
  • Chowla, Rohan
  • Church, Lydia
  • Crotty, Parker
  • De La Cruz, Nicholas
  • Dolinh, Max
  • Dong, Richard
  • Fonseca, Andres
  • Forman, Raymond
  • Galaria, Alina
  • Goldwein, Kelsey
  • Havaldar, Simran
  • Hogan, Ava
  • Jones, Andrew
  • Kachroo, Arnav
  • Kalale, Nairith
  • Karaca, Ezo
  • Kestner, Katrina
  • Kraden, Abigail
  • Lee, Eric
  • Lee, Woojoo
  • Marathe, Maya
  • Minichiello, Charles
  • Modhukuru, Pritika
  • Moharir, Shevany
  • Morris, William
  • Mukalla, Kartik
  • Murray, Altan
  • Nye, Andrew
  • Phelps, Bethany
  • Rangavajjula, Sindhoora
  • Reilly, Keelin
  • Roy, Om
  • Russ, Jacob
  • Seo, Yura
  • Subramaniam, Akshay
  • Tay, Marcus
  • Tong, Margaret
  • Vu-Gia, Nina
  • Wang, Kevina
  • Wang, Ray
  • Wang, Tian
  • Wright, Peter
  • Yang, David
  • Yao, Helen
  • Yim, Grace
  • Yin, Carole
  • Yung, Eric
  • Yusman, Alexander
  • Zhou, Yilun