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Comgratulations PLD National Merit Semifinalists

31 PLD students have been named as National Merit Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition! 

Krishna Bhatraju, Halie Boyer, Andrew Cranford, Michael Crowe, Ana Despa, Anika Diggikar, Phoenix DuBravac, Max Ederington, Clayton Fink, Tanisha Garg, Noyonkia Guha, Sireesha Gutti, Varun Hariprasad, Sophie Hildebrandt, Lance Hixson, Derek Hollifield, Emily Hu, Aaron HuSun, Nedjma Kalliney, Olivia Maney, Karen Matsui, Katherine Messerli, John Nunnelley, Prasanna Pantha, Daksha Pillai, Om Shah, Aimee Stamm, Faisal Syed, Alden Yorba, Connor Zhang, and Nathan Zhu.

In addition, we have a few students who have earned special recognition because of academic achievements, PSAT scores and/or AP Exams. 

The following student(s) have been awarded recognition (award key below):

National African American Recognition Award  

    • Hannah Jones
    • Zoe Leindecker
    • Daniel Strode  

National Hispanic Recognition Award  

    • Harold Gonzalez
    • Nicole Nunez
    • Valerie O'nan
    • Alden Yorba

National Indigenous Award  

    • Halie Boyer  

Please congratulate these students!