D211 Post: Four Students Listed in Latest Round of National Merit Scholarships

            On June 6, four students from Township High School District 211 were included in the third round of National Merit Scholarships.  In the latest round, the scholarships are financed U.S. colleges and universities.  Each recipient was selected by officials from the various educational institutions.  The recipients will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

            The students from across District 211 listed in the announcement are:

 

Megha Ramanathan

            Megha Ramanathan is a 2018 graduate of Hoffman Estates High School who will attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she intends to study computer science.

 

Nicholas L. Parekh

            Nicholas L. Parekh is a 2018 graduate of William Fremd High School.  He will be attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he will study medicine.

Kailey G. Henson

                       Kailey G. Henson is a 2018 graduate of William Fremd High School.  She will attend the University of Alabama where she will study mechanical engineering.

 

         Edward W. Li           

            Edward W. Li is a 2018 graduate of William Fremd High School who will be attending the University of Chicago.  Edward will study economics at U-Chicago.




D211 Post: 5 District 211 Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

           Five students from throughout Township High School District 211 were among the nearly 1,000 students nation wide who received the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.  The announcement came as part of the first list of the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarships which was published April 18.

          This year’s recipients are:

          Kashif Javid, a senior at William Fremd High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Motorola            Scholarship.  Javid is considering pursuing a career in medicine following college.

 

          Anna Miller, a senior at William Fremd High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Siemens              Scholarship.  Miller is interested in pursuing a field of study in electrical engineering.

 

Bhargav Yadavalli, a senior at Palatine High School who was selected to receive the National Merritt Northrup Grumman Scholarship.  Yadavalli wants to pursue a career in computer science following his college education.

 

          Annika Lafyatis, a senior at James B. Conant High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Citizen Watch scholarship.  Lafyatis will also be pursuing computer science in college and beyond.

 

          Bianca Saputra, a senior at James B. Conant High School who was selected to receive the National Merit Abbvie Inc. Scholarship.  Saputra plans to study economics during her collegiate career.  

 

         Funding for these National Merit Scholarships is provided by the corporate organizations that represent nearly all sectors of American industry.  Sponsors from the business community have underwritten awards offered in all 63 competitions, expanding or committing more than $789 million to support the intellectual development of the nation’s scholastically talented youth.

 




18 District 211 Students Named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Township High School District 211 has 18 students that were named finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Judges will determine winners based on which finalists have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Roughly 7,600 students across the nation will be awarded scholarships.

Conant High School

Mohansrinivas Chennakesavalu

Kevin Z. Hong

Glenn J. Huang

 

Fremd High School

Justine Chee

Nathan Cornwell

Soumyaa Mazumder

Ellen Ni

Walter Panfil

Sanjana Shah

Jeemin Sim

Jennie Yang

 

Schaumburg High School

Sarah Bier

Deepthi Suresh

Melissa Tran

 

Palatine High School

Kara M. Burton

Lisa M. Kehe

Lawson B. Kosulic

Lily Y. Zahn

 




18 District 211 Students are National Merit Semifinalists for 2015

Township High School District 211 has 18 students that have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are selected based on scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T.).

  •  William Fremd High School students Justine M. Chee, Nathan J. Cornwell, Soumyaa Mazumder, Ellen Ni, Walter K. Panfil, Sanjana K. Shah, Jeemin Sim, and Jennie Yang  have been named semifinalists.

 

  • Kara M. Burton, Lisa M. Kehe, Lawson B. Kosulic, and Lily Y. Zahn from Palatine High School are semifinalists.

 

  • James B. Conant High School’s semifinalists are Mohansrinivas Chennakesavalu, Kevin Z. Hong, and Glenn J. Huang.

 

  • Sarah B. Bier, Deepthi E. Suresh, and Melissa T. Tran have been named semifinalists from Schaumburg High School.

There are approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and roughly 7,600 will be awarded scholarships next spring.

For more information, please see the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s press release here.




Two Fremd High School Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships

FHS seniors Soumik Biswas (left) and Soumya Vhasure (right).

FHS seniors Soumik Biswas (left) and Soumya Vhasure (right).

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the group of students that have received the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarship for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Two District 211 students are recipients.

Fremd High School seniors Soumik Biswas and Soumya Vhasure received National Merit Scholarships. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

For more information on the scholarship program, visit the organization’s website.