Numerous other students who just missed their state’s semifinalist cutoff, but scored among the top 3 percent of students nationally, are named National Merit commended students.
The National Merit organization emphasizes each year that these student honors recognize the excellence of individual students, not the quality or effectiveness of a state or school’s education system.
Here are the local semifinalists:
Beavercreek: Eric J. Anderson, George Chen, Preston J. Hancock, Spencer J. Hancock, Thomas J. Holte, Christopher B. May, Vivek M. Prasad, Ranga N. Rutiser Sundar, Anna J. Yang, Tiffany J. Zhou.
Bellbrook: Avarie L. Faulkner, Cailey A. Riggs, Marissa P. Smith
Bishop Fenwick: William Richards, Brooke F. Woods
Carroll: Cameron R. Neidhard, Josephine G. Rose
Centerville: Ashrit Challa, Riya M. Dalal, Anjana Peddireddi, Nicholas J. Pitrof, Andrew Z. Song, Nikhil Vijai, Katherine G. Wagner, Jeffrey X. Zhang
Chaminade Julienne: Kathryn A. Schinaman
Dayton Regional STEM School: Kyle D. Eskew, Rilo P. Oberg, Rebekah G. Porter, Pushkar Shirahatti, John O. Wright
Homeschool (Xenia): Josiah T. Entner
Legacy Christian: Joshua M. McClain
Miamisburg: Kamryn E. Clark, Brandon J. Homan, Riley N. Russell
Miami Valley School: William E. Groger
Milton-Union: Micah D. Tracy
Northmont: William A. Pickrell
Oakwood: John J. Bauer, Lane B. Bokros, Carson J. Rohan, Luke E. Smallwood
Springboro: Elijah T. Barker, Lilian M. Coffin, Grace M. Gulczinski, Elliot J. Phillips, Haley E. Scott, Krishna Singla
Tippecanoe: Heidi R. Allan
Tri-County North: Kaimee Knisley
Troy Christian: Carson M. Dickey
Waynesville: William E. Click, Landen T. Stricker