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Fifty-seven Parkway students earn National Merit Recognition

Twenty-five Parkway School District students qualified as 2010 National Merit Semifinalists, and 32 earned Commended status.  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. 

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. 

Semifinalists students and their high schools:

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 

Commended students and their high schools:

Central High: Thomas J. Gallant; Jerry B. Hu; Matthew W. Kullmann; Caylah J. Lehman; Alison S. Levens; Rachel E. Park

North High: Joseph Babitz; Eric Bonin; Elizabeth Carr; Abigail Edele; Miriam Hiebert; Elan Krojanker; Shayna Rosen; Jennifer Wesley

South High: Adam Faszl; Alexander Heck; Hongbo Liang; Haley Mann; Daniel McGrath; Jamie Miller; Cara Welker; Kevin Zhao

West High: Jennifer Bratburd; Chloe Gremaud; Alex Hayes; Jerret Henley; Sydney Keller; Seul-Ki Ki; Jake Lyonfields; Christian Roh; Regina Stroncek; Brian Wilson

More than 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.