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63 IMSA Students, More Than 30% of the Senior Class, Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 63 semifinalists from IMSA in its 2016 competition. More than 30 percent of the students in IMSA's senior class were recognized as semifinalists, in comparison to the less than 1 percent of semifinalists selected from the 1.5 million U.S. high school seniors nationwide that entered the program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The IMSA students listed below join about 16,000 semifinalists from across the countries who are now eligible to submit a detailed scholarship application, which will result in approximately 90 percent attaining finalist standing. Of these finalists, some 7,400 students will receive National Merit Scholarships for undergraduate study, totaling $32 million. Merit Scholars will be announced in the spring of 2016.

2016 IMSA National Merit Semifinalists

Student

 

Hometown

Niharika

Agrawal

North Aurora

Harith

Alappat

Aurora

William

Bauer

Bloomington

Melissa

Bayer

Downers Grove

Joshua

Burke

Darien

Rakesh

Chatrath

Bourbonnais

Jason

Chen

Dunlap

Benjamin

Cooper

Hoffman Estates

Daniel

Costa

Fairbury

Heidi

Dong

Dunlap

William

Drennan

St. Charles

Matthew

Dyas

Naperville

Michael

Etzkorn

Lisle

Alice

Gong

Naperville

Ashu

Gupta

Aurora

Kushagra

Gupta

Crystal Lake

Rajangad

Gurtatta

Naperville

Nicholas

Inocencio

Sycamore

Varun

Iyer

Springfield

Emily

Jia

Hoffman Estates

Joshua

Kleinman

Naperville

Camden

Ko

Aurora

Fiona

Kurylowicz

Park Ridge

Angela

Lee

Springfield

Alan

Liang

Lake Zurich

Tianyuan

Lu

Hoffman Estates

Julien

Mathie

La Grange

Liam

McParland

Springfield

Manojna

Namuduri

Aurora

Paul

Nebres

Naperville

Kyle

Parker

Naperville

Jessica

Phung

South Barrington

Michael

Qian

Hoffman Estates

Joy

Qiu

Naperville

Cristal

Quinones

West Chicago

Naren

Radhakrishnan

Naperville

Erich

Remiker

Lombard

Alan

Ren

Naperville

Nicholas

Rodriguez

Barrington

Mylee

Rolock

Oak Park

Emily

Schuster

Bloomington

Daniel

Sohn

Inverness

Lydia

Stone

Naperville

Katherine

Su

Woodridge

Mitchell

Sun

Lisle

Ray

Sun

Lisle

Akshay

Verma

Aurora

Thomas

Wan

Clarendon Hills

Brice

Wang

Naperville

Melissa

Wen

South Barrington

Jason

Wu

Lisle

Andy

Xu

Lincolnshire

David

Xu

Naperville

Jason

Yang

Dunlap

Franklin

Ye

Peoria

Tian Lin

Yuan

Naperville

Huiran

Zhang

St. Charles

Mickinney

Zhang

Waterloo

Calvin

Zhu

Aurora