Twenty-Four Additional Students Win National Merit Scholarships, Bringing Total for the Class of 2009 to 71
Twenty-four students have been named in the second round of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, among 51 winners in Maryland of scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities throughout the nation. Each sponsor college selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.
This announcement brings the total of Merit Scholarship winners in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for the 2008–2009 school year to 71 students.
Listed by school, the latest MCPS winners and their sponsoring schools are:
Montgomery Blair High School: Eric S. Kuang, University of Maryland; Andrew J. Villadsen, University of Chicago; Matthew F. Xu, University of Maryland; Henry T. Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ya Zhou, University of Maryland
Winston Churchill High School: Michael H. Weston-Dawkes, Vanderbilt University; Rani Y. Woo, University of Maryland
Damascus High School: Julie A. Grysavage, University of Maryland
Paint Branch High School: Adam C. Sonty, University of Miami
Quince Orchard High School: Max D. Poetzschke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard Montgomery High School: Eric M. Cheng, University of Maryland; Elena M. Hutchinson, University of Southern California; Katherine G. Ip, University of Maryland; Upasana B. Kaku, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Rachel K. King, University of Maryland; Annie Y. Pi, University of Maryland; Peter A. Suzich, Franklin and Marshall College
Springbrook High School: Michelle Chen, University of Maryland
Walt Whitman High School: William S. Sisco, Northwestern University
Walter Johnson High School: Mark E. Fornace, University of Chicago; Jamie A. Harding, Bowdoin College; Clare E. Riva, Claremont McKenna College; Zaheer M. Valivullah, University of Maryland
Wootton High School: Rui Zhong, Emory University