45 IMSA Students From 27 Communities Named National Merit Finalists - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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45 IMSA Students From 27 Communities Named National Merit Finalists

Aurora, IL, February 8, 2018 – The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 45 finalists from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) in its 2018 competition. IMSA finalists represent 27 different communities throughout Illinois. Nearly 25 percent of IMSA’s senior class are recognized as finalists.

Approximately half of the finalists will receive National Merit Scholarships for undergraduate study totaling more than $32 million. Merit Scholars® will be announced in the spring of 2018.

IMSA’s Finalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Last Name First Name Hometown
Agrawal Gunwati North Aurora
Arulanandan Adhav Crystal Lake
Babu Vidya Naperville
Bezugla Katherine Algonquin
Bravo Rainier Huntley
Campbell Kyle Riverton
Chen Maelee Highwood
Dhyani Parth Aurora
Gao Irena Makanda
Gupta Abhay Moline
Gupta Sohum Aurora
Gutta Goutam Carpentersville
Harkleroad Aurora Rockford
Hong Sheehwa Des Plaines
Hultquist Charles Bartlett
Jayewickreme Radeesha Naperville
Kasana Nikhita Naperville
Kovach Istvan Moline
Lin John Naperville
Lin Yuzhao Libertyville
Liu Lucy Aurora
Lisitza Amy Deerfield
Lu Albert Lisle
Mathew Esther Schaumburg
Mathew Rebecca Palatine
McCarthy Eric Naperville
Mu Melissa Naperville
Narayanan Pranav Aurora
Rajagopal Sriram Naperville
Roy Neil Addison
Sai Shyam Rolling Meadows
Sharma Shivani Aurora
Su Emily Naperville
Sullivan Lucas Oswego
Tetali Chandana Naperville
Urbanski Lucas Crystal Lake
Van Den Berg Aimee Evanston
Wang Amy Woodridge
Wang Claire Peoria
Xu Peijing Hoffman Estates
Xun Rebecca Palatine
Yan Jesse Libertyville
Yang Gary Naperville
Yeung Hannah Bolingbrook
Zhu Jiyun Schaumburg


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