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Davidson Academy Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

We are happy to announce that the following Davidson Academy students have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists:

  • Emmy R. Bonser
  • Julia A. Burnham
  • Akshansh Chauhan
  • Kamy Chen
  • Liam M. Dorn
  • Max E. Grinstein
  • Xander T. Humphreys
  • Vishal Karuppasamy
  • Claire A. Kuhlmann
  • Weina Lu
  • Jonathan McDow
  • Andrea Peng
  • Eegan Ram
  • Ruby S. Song
  • Bijan J. Taheri
  • Winston T. Yan
  • Lily Yuan


The following students were named Commended Students. Commended Students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualified test used for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program Entry.

  • Sky Sanner
  • Korey Wu


National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. NMSC’s goals include:

  • to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students
  • to stimulate increased support for their education
  • to provide efficient and effective program management for organizations who wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships