Wayzata Public Schools

39 WHS Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

For the second consecutive year, a record-high number of Wayzata High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

High school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of  high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. About 15,000 of these semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level in February. National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from the group of finalists beginning in April. 

Congratulations to the following 2023 Wayzata High School National Merit Semifinalists:

Isak Arnold                                          Khoi Le 
Nithya Atla                                          Leon Luo 
Sanjana Basava                                  Neev Mangal 
Soham Biswas                                    Bhanu Prakash Narra 
Elliott Brown*                                     Ziyi Qian 
Sunny Cai                                            Samarth Ram 
Michelle Cao                                      Alexander Rhead 
Anurag Challagundla                        Roland Sellman 
Eric Chen                                            Teresa Shavera 
Matthew Chen                                   Shabda Prateeti Varanasi*
Caden Cheng                                     Daniel Vaynberg 
Alice Cho                                            Daniel Wang 
Ethan Cordeiro                                  Jason Wang 
Vennela Dupati                                  Joyce Wong 
Ivy Garrity                                          Nathan Wu* 
Sidarth Gazula                                   Ai Xing 

Zachary Guo                                      Steven Yang 
Mahirul Haque                                  Andrew Zhang 
Tunger Hong                                      Emma Zheng 
Prahlad Kanapuram

*not included in group photo