LCPS National Merit Semifinalists Announced


Eighty-two Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students are among the 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million. More than 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

LCPS students earning the designation of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist include: 

Briar Woods High School

Laya N. Andripalli

Ali F. Khokhar

Manya Mamidi

Saahas Pulivarthi

Sasanka Sreedevi-Naresh

Broad Run High School

Vishal T. Vinjamuri

Amal D. Wooldridge 

John Champe High School

Annie Arulanand

Varun S. Cheedalla

Alyssa S. Gam

Bi H. Nguyen

Vandita R. Poluru

Anjali Potu 

Freedom High School

Luke Chen

Rohan S. Konanki

Anantha Kumar

Christopher S. Lee

Andrew E. Liu

Siri Munigunti

Shivani Nadella

Heritage High School

Abigail R. Chiaramonte

Jaise J. Sanjith

Independence High School

Saketh V. Alluri

Anushka A. Asar

Rohan Bhadange

Nidhi Kolluri

Quinn A. Wall

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

Mohib M. Ahmed

Vishana Baskaran

Brij B. Bhagat

Shashank V. Cheruvu

Thanisha M. Chowdhury

Alexandra L. Davison

Shubhrangshu Deb Sarkar

Mihika A. Dusad

Medha Ghattu

Dhruv Kalsi

Darren M. Kao

Siddhita S. Krishnan

Rohit K. Malavathu

Saisreekar Mendu

Lakshmi Sritan R. Motati

Venkat S. Penmetsa

Dhruv Rana

Satvik G. Reddy

Sathvik Redrouthu

Ishara Shanmugasundaram

Osman A. Sheikh

Samhitha Singiresu

Alexandra Toporowicz

Pranav K. Vadde

Mayuka Valluri

Lightridge High School

Natalija N. Ducich

Anjika Ganjoo

Bhumika K. Kumaresan

Nardos A. Mengesha

Sri V. Somarapu 

Kartikeya Vinaykumar

Loudoun County High School

Vivian C. Lun

Loudoun Valley High School

Anna M. Geng-Gao

Edwin N. Kyle

Perry H. Zhang 

Potomac Falls High School

Brennan H. Craig

Kulsum A. Dewji

Arjun R. Setty 

Riverside High School

Sunjeet Nakkala

Rock Ridge High School

Rishi Athavale

Shreyes R. Chekuru

Emily Ria S. Dabre

Kiersten S. Engen

Ankur R. Gatupa

Parv Jani

Arun R. Jannupreddy

Krish Kanwar

Allison A. Kim

Nakul A. Kumar

Jagadeepram Maddipatla

Veer P. Sidhu

Stone Bridge High School

Zoe A. DeWitt

Prajith Pandrate

Pranav Pendyala 

Tuscarora High School

Neha J. Joshi





Published September 19, 2023