Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA Names National Merit Semifinalists

AURORA—The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) recently recognized its 42 semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The semifinalists represent 33 communities throughout Illinois. Local-area recipients include: (see below list).

More than 1.5 million seniors in nearly 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the year 2010 competition by taking the qualifying exam in 2008 (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 2010

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.”

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)

Last Name

First Name

Hometown

Choudhry

Imran

Addison

Costa

Elsa

Aurora

Khandai

Ankita

Aurora

Chung

Paul

Barrington

Nicklaus

Liana

Batavia

Richardson

Elizabeth

Batavia

Lambert

Rachael

Belleville

Racheva

Youlia

Bensenville

Aspy

Siana

Carol Stream

Rekhi

Angad

Carol Stream

Howard

Nicole

Cary

Kim

Lawrence

Champaign

Vedak

Shivam

Crystal Lake

Lorentzen

David

Deer Grove

Narayanan

Siddharth

Dunlap

Steffen

Joan

Elgin

Kontsevoi

Vladislav

Evanston

Bennett

Jennifer

Gilberts

Flynn

Abigail

Glen Ellyn

Dawson

Robert

Grayslake

Zheng

Weili

Inverness

Volk

Mason

Lake Forest

McDermott

Matthew

Lemont

Jain

Bonny

Moline

Kumar

Anusha

Moline

Chen

Kaijia

Naperville

Chen

Kevin

Naperville

Kumar

Akash

Naperville

Lin

Eric

Naperville

Mirski

Michael

Naperville

Sun

Zehua (Adam)

North Aurora

Bagherian

Dawna

Northbrook

Kyi

Benjamin

Oak Brook

Chen

Bo

Palatine

Kwak

Dong

Palatine

Patel

Lisa

Roselle

Veeramasuneni

Lokamitra

Round Lake

Funderburg

Katherine

Springfield

Zhou

Amy

Vernon Hills

Maril

Zack

Wayne

Jain

Jayanshu

Wheeling

Wang

John

Woodridge

 For more information contact brenda@imsa.edu

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