Johns Creek High School, Fulton County Schools. 
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138 Fulton students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

More than 135 Fulton County students are semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.

Across the country, 16,000 seniors are nominated for the scholarships, which will be awarded in the spring. The program said students are evaluated on their GPA, extracurricular activities, “moral character” and other factors.

About 7,500 scholarships will be given out, for a total of $32 million.

There are different kinds of National Merit scholarships — some sponsored by colleges, others by companies — that will be announced at different times throughout 2018.

Fulton’s 138 hopefuls are:

Alpharetta High School

Matthew Buxbaum

Vivian Cheng

Caleb Colburn

Anthony J. Elengickal

Julia Gu 

Syed Haider

Benjamin A. Koehler

Maggie Lee

Sarah Medina

Aditya Mhaskar

Stephen Tong

Sraddha Valluru

Siddhartha Vemuri

Amanda Y. Wang

Evan Zhang

Jessica Zhang

Chattahoochee High School 

Alexander Costa

Madhav Ghatpande

Kevin Huang

Neha Joshi

Alex Kim

Mary Lou

Apurva Nemala

Ryan Peng

Alice Qiao

Niranjan Ramasekaran

Supraja Sama

Akanksha Sharma

Emily Wang

Richard Xie

Jingyi Zhang

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Galloway School

Wesley W. Hardin

Maxwell D. Palisoc

Brendan P. Sallee

Henry W. Grady High School

Anna A. Lomsadze

Alexandra B. Opsahl

Hannah G. Prausnitz-Weinbaum

Holy Innocents Episcopal School

Saffiya Bashey

Macnair A. Sawicki

David G. Sullivan

Homeschool

Jathan E. Caldwell

Lovett School

Charles A. Faramarzi 

Grace E. Harrison

Kendall E. Krantz

Abigail J. Shlesinger

Mathes M. Vaughan

North Atlanta High School

Richard H. Hill

Pace Academy

Frederick J. Carter

Jackson L. Fuller

Harrison Lewis

The Weber School

Rosasharn L. Brownchamb

Isaac N. Weissman

Westlake High School

Denae Clowers

The Westminster Schools

Ogechi C. Adele

Mason Arbery

Katherine F. Barkin

Elizabeth G. Canfield

Alexander L. Cann

Ethan Denning

Thomas R. Draper

Katharine E. Greene

Wirt A. Jones

Andrew Lingle

Phoebe C. Liu

Alexander Palacios

Vishan Patel

William W. Talley

Alan Xu

Kelsey L. Yao

Iris Yin

One school has 33 of Cobb’s 85 National Merit semifinalists

Woodward Academy

Jack W. Cenatempo

Trinity Foley

Samuel Kukler

Mary E. Lecesne

Stratton E. Marsh

Alex H. Rand

Benjamin J. Shipp

Olivia M. Silva

Arjun Srinivasan

Maxwell R. White

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Johns Creek High School

Yasmin Ajirniar

Fatih Altunbasak

Neharika Bhatia

Sabrina Elson

Suzanne Enos

Nathaniel Fulmer

Lauren Garrett

Jessica Hou

Janet Huang

Caroline Kwon

Hoo Eon Kye

Joanna Li

Eric Mei

Grace Rarer

Allison Rothrock

Chesson Sipling

Jessie Sui

Parth Thakkar

Saachi Wadhwani

Ethan Wang

Yi Qing Wang

Grace Wei

Ashley Wu

Stephanie Zhang

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Cambridge High School

Michael Carrow

Jason E. Howard

Srijita Nandy

Michael Wallace

Carter Wood

Milton High School

Yorick Andeweg

Justin Chang

Samin Islam

Sunny Jin

Bryson Moore

Jean Moorman

Abhisri Ramesh

Emma Turner

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Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Anna C. Hart

Brendan Hudgins

Caroline C. Riedl

Christopher M. Turko

Centennial High School

Andrew Duffy

Chloe LeCates 

Kayley A. Olewicz

Anise J. Overton

Emma Sweigart

Roswell High School

Ryan Eck

Joshua Herring

Cassandra Manrique

Rahil Patel

Joseph Ross

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North Springs Charter High School

Claudia D. Chu

Jared Coffsky

Daniel Lopez

Eric Miller

Riverwood International Charter School

Saya A. Abney

Lily Schneider 

Visit The AJC’s Ultimate Atlanta School Guide for information on Georgia schools, including which schools are the safest, how many years of experience the average teacher has and which schools have the highest SAT and graduation scores.

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