Parkway e-News Story

Twenty-five Parkway Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty-five Parkway School District seniors have qualified as 2010 National Merit semifinalists. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

The Parkway semifinalists and their high schools are:

Central High: Sean P. Cahill; Connie F. Chen; Tom Chen; Liron Ganel; Joy Q. He; Annaleah Larson; Kefu Lu; Meghan D. McCarter; Grace E. Mosley; Brad A. Schlosser; Ammar A. Zahid

North High: Nada A. Ali; Kevin R. Cochran; Nathan Emmons 

South High: James S. Dingman; Taylor C. Maxwell; Diane G. Shen; Paula E. Vaught

West High: Sai Sonia S. Boodram; Alexis C. Franklin; Samuel Y. Lee; Megan Seabaugh; Rajiv Tarigopula; Mary L. Williams; Lisa Xia

While Parkway's student enrollment is about 2 percent of the total number of Missouri students, Parkway National Merit semifinalists comprise more than 7 percent of those in the state.