National Merit Scholarship Finalist List of Cupertino Students

Students from public and private schools who made the finalist stage of the prestigious scholarship are listed below.

Of the 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program about 15,000 of those students advanced to the finalist level. The names of the students with Cupertino connections are listed below.

More than half of the finalists will go on to compete for a Merit Scholar title and a portion of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) worth more than $32 million. Beginning in March the program will notify winners of the three types of scholarships: National Merit $2500 Scholarships; corporate-sponsored scholarships; and college-sponsored scholarships.

In April, May, and July, NMSC will release names of Merit Scholar designees to news media for public announcement.

Also in March 1,300 Special Scholarship recipients will be announced. Those students, who are not among the finalists, will be winners of corporate-sponsored scholarships. The sponsors themselves provide the information to news media.

About 1.5 million juniors at more than 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2013 competition. Honors for the award are based on “exceptional academic ability”, and “potential for success in rigorous college studies” the organization said in a statement.

*An asterisk indicated the student's name was added after the original publication of this article.


*Carolyn McGuire


Aditya Mukund


Chang, Charlotte

Chen, Julie

Chian, Lucy L.

Chu, Kevin

Datta, Ganesh

Hemmady, Anand S.

Liu, Paige

Lou, Carolyn E.

Shahani, Aanchal

Suresh, Iyal M.

Wang, Emily

Wang, Shenting I.

Ying, Chris T.


Alexander, Katherine M.

Chen, Miranda

Ferrari, Matthew R.

Gao, Jing-Lun

Gizdarski, Konstantin E.

Gopalakrishnan, Monisha

Ho, Joanna

Lai, Tanner

Lin, Harrison L.

Sochor, Daniel

Zeng, Brian

Zhang, Xijing

Zhao, Darren

Zhou, Alice


Askari, Syed

Auroprem, Ramya

Axelrod, Brian M.

Chai, Shannon

Chen, Howard H.

Chen, Yunqing

Cheng, Marshall Y.

Chou, Molly

Delforge-Melia, Juliette

Dhanushkodi, Nitya

Fan, Jessica C.

Fang, Shirley L.

Fatehpuria, Abhishek

Feng, Siyuan

Flamant, Etienne

Ge, Albert

Hahm, Stephanie

Ho, Johnny

Hong, Irene

Hsu, Irene

Hudepohl, Jacqueline P.

Jen, Yiming M.

Jeong, Hyo Jin

Jin, Julie

Jun, Haein

Jun, Jiwon

Kamath, Thejas P.

Khare, Eesha

Kim, Jessica M.

Kolosova, Ksenia O.

Lee, Alex Q.

Lee, Joohyun

Lin, Christina Y.

Lou, Derek

Luan, Jeffrey R.

Luo, Landi

Manimaran, Arjun

Manjunath, Chinmayi

Mendonca, Keegan V.

Ouyang, Karen H.

Patil, Pranay

Shu, Brian P.

Sinha, Aakanksha

Sun, Daniel J.

Takahashi, Jack R.

Tan, Clarence X.

Tan, Kimberly

Tsai, Andrew S.

Uesato, Jonathan K.

Wang, Weian

Wu, Kevin T.

Xu, Albert Y.

Xu, Eric C.

Xu, Victor

Xue, Evan

Yoon, Meesun

Yuan, Aaron

Zhang, Emily

Zhong, Yihua

Zhu, Yuqing


Chen, Lena W.

Cheng, Alan Y.

Ding, Ashley X.

Ding, Evelyn J.

Gandhi, Apurv

Ganpule, Aditi V.

Garg, Namrata

Gila, Barak

Guo, Kevin

Gurumoorthi, Manasa

He, John

Hu, Andrew A.

Hua, Andrew L.

Huang, Catalina H.

Huang, Spencer Y.

Jiang, Bowen

Jiang, Richard H.

Kavuri, Sasikanth R.

Koe, Jessica S.

Lee, Shin Hoo

Leung, Frieda I.

Lin, Christie

Lin, Eric T.

Lin, Vicky

Ma, Christopher Y.

Mao, Cynthia

Marathe, Vikrant A.

Mullapudi, Sowmya S.

Nizam, Syed S.

Patil, Anushka B.

Patil, Mihir

Raghuram, Vivek S.

Reddy, Maya P.

Singh, Alok

Song, Christopher I.

Srinivas, Shanmukha

Tsai, Michelle Y.

Venkatakrishnan, Yashvant

Wang, Angela

Wang, Calley S.

Wang, Stephanie T.

Wang, Vincent

Wong, Kathryn S.

Xu, Larry

Ye, Karen E.

Yuan, Ted A.

Zhang, Grace Z.

Zhang, Victor S.

Zhang, William

Zhu, Yanbing

If you have a child who attends a private school and lives in Cupertino and is not on this list, please send the pertinent information to Cupertino Patch editor Anne Ernst at anne.ernst@patch.com.


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