2019 National Merit Semifinalists Named

Nearly 40% of Idaho's National Merit Semifinalists from Boise School District
Posted on 09/19/2018
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Nearly 40% of Idaho's National Merit Semifinalists from Boise School District


Note: The following news release has been updated with the name of Capital High School student Sydnee Layer who was added as a National Merit Semifinalist on September 18, 2018 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 


Boise, ID -- (9/13/2018) Updated on 9/19/2018 -- Officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of Idaho students selected as Semifinalists in the 64th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 32 students from the Boise School District have been selected as Semifinalists, which represents 38% of Idaho's total number of 2019 National Merit Semifinalists (83). That's an impressive showing considering Boise School District enrolls about 9% of the public school students in Idaho.


"Each year, only one percent of students nationwide achieve National Merit Semi-Finalist status," explained Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly. "To achieve this prestigious distinction serves as an indication that the hard work and diligence of these Boise District students is paying off. We congratulate each of our award winners and their families. Boise School District is committed to providing a high quality education to each and every student, including the advanced, rigorous coursework and highly skilled teachers and instructional staff students need to earn this recognition."

These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation issued a news release with the names of the Boise School District students and the other Idaho students selected as National Merit Semifinalists. 

Boise School District's Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program are pictured below in alphabetical order by last name.

 
Anthony Brar Boise High School
Anthony Brar
Boise High School
 Abigail Chen
Abigail Chen
Boise High School


Gabriella Daltoso
Gabriella Daltoso
Boise High School

 Scott Dayton Boise High School
Scott Dayton
Boise High School

 Sofia Edgar Timberline High School
Sofia Edgar
Timberline High School

 Andrew Every Boise High School
Andrew Every
Boise High School

 Anna Gussner Boise High School
Anna Gussner
Boise High School

 Lindsey Habig Boise High School
Lindsey Habig
Boise High School

 Ian Hadrick Timberline High School
Ian Hadrick
Timberline High School

 Khai Hirschi Capital High Schooll
Khai Hirschi
Capital High Schooll

 Malcolm Innes Boise High School
Malcolm Innes
Boise High School

 Eric Johnson Boise High School
Eric Johnson
Boise High School

 Theordore Knoll Timberline High School
Theordore Knoll
Timberline High School

 Catherine Knothe Boise High School
Catherine Knothe
Boise High School

 Nathaniel Lanza Boise High School
Nathaniel Lanza
Boise High School

 Sydnee Layer
Sydnee Layer
Capital High School

 Dahsong Lee
Dahsong Lee
Boise High School

 Aiden Legarreta
Aiden Legarreta
Borah High School

 Levi Luck
Levi Luck
Timberline High School

 Anthony Luo
Anthony Luo
Boise High School

 Aidan McIntyre
Aidan McIntyre
Capital High School

 Ignatius Mullin
Ignatius Mullin
Boise High School

 Khoi Nguyen
Khoi Nguyen
Timberline High School

 Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
Timberline High School

 Thomas Seabourn
Thomas Seabourn
Boise High School

 Julien Spanneut
Julien Spanneut
Timberline High School

 Sophie Steckel
Sophie Steckel
Boise High School

 Alec Weber
Alec Weber
Capital High School

 Quinn White
Quinn White
Boise High School

 Kenneth Wu
Kenneth Wui
Timberlline High School

 Sabrina Zerrade
Sabrina Zerrade
Timberline High School

 
Grace Zhu
Grace Zhu
Boise High School