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Olentangy Schools

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Thirty (30) Olentangy Schools high school students have received the distinguished honor of being named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Congratulations to the following students, in alphabetical order by last name:

  • Akey, Hailey E. (Berlin High School)
  • Balamurugan, Kiruthiga (Olentangy High School)
  • Barden, Eliott (Olentangy High School)
  • Barendse, Andrew P. (Orange High School)
  • Beal, Elijah R. (Orange High School)
  • Brinkman, Jonah V. (Liberty High School)
  • Buchireddy, Charishma R. (Berlin High School)
  • Cruise, David J. (Liberty High School)
  • Dave, Vedant S. (Olentangy High School)
  • Gleckler, Elijah C. (Orange High School)
  • Godavarthi, Srikruthi S. (Olentangy High School)
  • Graham, Colin S. (Olentangy High School)
  • Hatch, Dimitry S. (Liberty High School)
  • He, Kassidy A. (Olentangy High School)
  • Hedrick, Raeann E. (Orange High School)
  • Kambam, Sathvik R. (Olentangy High School)
  • Kaufman, Claire M. (Orange High School)
  • Kolluru, Venkata Satya Saket (Olentangy High School)
  • Kondagari, Nithya (Olentangy High School)
  • Kossick, Courtney M. (Olentangy High School)
  • McKnight, Joshua C. (Berlin High School)
  • Rajesh, Aatmaj (Olentangy High School)
  • Sriram, Keshav (Olentangy High School)
  • Tandra, Karan (Olentangy High School)
  • Vilasineekul, Holden K. (Liberty High School)
  • Wang, Jerry Y. (Orange High School)
  • Weber, Dylan L. (Olentangy High School)
  • Witt, Jacob R. (Liberty High School)
  • Zhao, Dylan (Liberty High School)
  • Zhong, Adrien T. (Liberty High School)

“I’m extremely proud of these students and extend my heartfelt congratulations to both the students and their families on this accomplishment,” shares Olentangy Schools Superintendent Mark T. Raiff. “This achievement is an indication of the academic talent of these students combined with the impact our teachers make in preparing students for college and beyond.”

Only 16,000 students with the highest 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) score qualify for semifinalist recognition, representing less than one percent of high school seniors across the country.

Semifinalists have the opportunity to be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award by meeting high academic standards and other qualifying metrics, and will be notified early next year.