Congratulations to the eight Bellevue School District students who were named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners.  The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship Winners:

Interlake High School
Melanie Chen
Mahalaxmi Elango
Abhinand Sivaprasad

International School
Michelle Bae
Peter Hamilton

Newport High School
Derek Huang
Aaron Wu
Billy Wu

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.