Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA NAMES 50 NATIONAL MERIT® SEMIFINALISTS

AURORA—The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) recently recognized its 50 semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit® Scholarship Program.The semifinalists represent 37 communities throughout Illinois. Local-area recipients include: (see attached list).

More than 1.5 million seniors in nearly 21,000 U.S. high schools entered the year 2009 competition by taking the qualifying exam in 2007 (their junior year). National semifinalists include less than one percent of each state’s seniors.

Semifinalists from throughout the nation will now try to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Approximately 8,200 finalists eventually will receive merit scholarships for college undergraduate study. Merit scholars will be announced in the spring of 2009.

IMSA President Dr. Max McGee noted that all schools throughout Illinois can be proud
of the students' achievements.  "We congratulate these students for their outstanding performance and thank those who helped prepare them for bright futures including their families, home schools from every corner in the state of Illinois and IMSA faculty and staff,"McGee said.   "These students are well on their way to becoming tomorrow’s future leaders who will use their skills and talents to help improve people’s lives."
 

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Hometown

Lee

Kristen

A.

Arlington Heights

Zheng

Jiabo

 

Arlington Heights

Nelson

Andrew

W.

Aurora

Walach

Ryan

 

Berwyn

Frye

Charlie

G.

Bourbonnais

Hession

Liam

L.

Brookfield

Nayini

Arjun

A.

Burr Ridge

Nepomnyashchiy

Ilya

 

Carol Stream

Troyka

Justin

M.

Carol Stream

Lawhorn

Kelsey

E.

Chatham

Gnedin

Nina

 

Chicago

Walsh

Francis

J.

Chicago

Schwarzbauer

Jonathon

A.

Clarendon Hills

Song

Edward

 

Clarendon Hills

Brockman

Asa

A.

Congerville

Delort

Lucas

R.

Crest Hill

Robinson

Dana

O.

Downers Grove

Zhang

Shuang

 

Elk Grove Village

Nelson

Troy

 

Evanston

Shao

Jianning

 

Gilberts

Kim

Catrina

S.

Glen Ellyn

 

Hurst

Patrick

M.

Inverness

 

Rock

Nicholas

 

Kildeer

 

Liu

Jimmy

 

Lake Zurich

 

Nguyen

Sammy

 

Lake Zurich

 

Welter

Megan

M.

Lombard

 

Gu

Ray

H.

Long Grove

 

Tan

Isaiah

 

Mt. Zion

 

Bartos

Elizabeth

A.

Naperville

 

Chang

Brian

 

Naperville

 

Chao

Abigail

 

Naperville

 

Lee

Bob

 

Naperville

 

Liang

Henry

 

Naperville

 

Rajendran

Suganya

 

Naperville

 

Rodrigues

Evan

P.

Naperville

 

Shyu

Eric

 

Naperville

 

Song

Ellen

 

Naperville

 

Yuan

Eva

I.

Naperville

 

Jin

Janel

L.

Northbrook

 

Files

James

E.

Oak Park

 

Leng

Yize

 

Palatine

 

Drummond

Alexander

 

Quincy

 

Eagle

Julie

M.

Rock Island

 

Liu

Bohao

 

Schaumburg

 

Ray

Benjamin

A.

St. Charles

 

Ray

Kelsey

J.

St. Charles

 

Fisher

Roy

A.

Taylor Ridge

 

Reeks

Michael

A.

Tinley Park

 

Song

Sabrina

D.

Vernon Hills

 

Tu

Katherine

 

Westmont

 

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (www.imsa.edu)

 

 

 

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