Forty-nine Blue Valley students named National Merit finalists

Forty-nine Blue Valley seniors have been named National Merit finalists. These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the spring.


Students were named finalists after taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Finalists from Blue Valley are: 


Blue Valley High: Arish Ali, Phoenix Johnson, Sofia Loveland, Emma McClure, Bryce Merry, Nikhil Reddy, Carson Schmidt and Arul Sethi


Blue Valley North: Charles Gambill, Brian Garretson, Yujin Hahn, Damon Henderson, Lauren Herrington, Richard Koulen, Alec Liu, Grant Mao, Anna McCartan, Lucas Seeley and Braden Webb


Blue Valley Northwest: Ria Agarwal, Genevieve E. Ansay, Marguerite E. Colyer, Rhea A. Desai, Aaron P. Du, Declan L. Franey, Alex L. Gibson, Sneha Mary Jacob, Naomi L. James, Yuwen H. Li, Ryan T. Mulrenan, Nikhitha S. Muthineni, Raabia I. Qureshi, Mikayla B. Rakolta, Shaurir A. Ramanujan, Ankith R. Sheshappa, Joseph J. Valenti and Phillip L. Zhuang


Blue Valley Southwest: Owen Li, Olivia Richey and Aatif Syed


Blue Valley West: Rayyan Abid, Alan M. Abraham, Tawfique Ali, Addison A. Barnes, Nicole M. Harrison, Sergej L. Kavs, Abihith Kothapalli, Aishani Saxena and Dylan Yan




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