BSD is proud to announce the semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to all of the BSD students who worked hard to earn this recognition!

High school juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one 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.


Bellevue High School

  • Madeline A. Brumley
  • Eileen H. Chen
  • Sarah M. Chen
  • Stella S. Fang
  • Eric S. He
  • Ashley Y. Kim
  • Forest Z. Lin
  • Alice Poon
  • Jameson L. Rudolph
  • Trudy P. Silver
  • William K. Wang

Interlake High School

  • Tejus Agrawal
  • Hayun Bae
  • Ishan Bansal
  • Jake D. Donner
  • Evelyn X. Ellis
  • Sophia Fang
  • Helena Feng
  • Salma Haijan
  • Hannah Huang
  • Evelyn R. Jiang
  • Keya A. Joy
  • Rasan Kamkolkar
  • Gnapika Kothakota
  • Andrew Lee
  • Ryan H. Lee
  • Katherine M. Li
  • Michael Li
  • Priyanka Mukhara
  • Shwetha Nidyanandh
  • Govindcharan Pal
  • Theodore Roberts
  • Rohan Simon Shanthanu
  • Ethan Shen
  • Ishan S. Sinha
  • Richard R. Su
  • Ved Thiru
  • Ansh Verma
  • Melody Wang
  • Lucas H. Wu
  • Michael Xu
  • Tanush Yadav
  • Mathew G. Yen
  • Serena P. Yin
  • Nicole Zheng
  • Alicia C. Zhi

International School

  • Rachel Z. Feng
  • Jessica F. Massey
  • Henry K. Rodgers
  • Elle E. Soderquist

Newport High School

  • Ethan Y. Bai
  • Sriya Bulusu
  • Janet M. Chang
  • Ananth R. Dhananjay
  • Jeenah D. Gwak
  • Lillian Huang
  • Ayla E. Karmali
  • Ellen Kim
  • Katrina Li
  • Maggie K. Li
  • Armand Meyer
  • Akira D. Morishita
  • Jenny J. Ni
  • Natalie G. Sarabosing
  • Ethan D. Tampa
  • Chelsea D. Xian
  • Ryan Y. Zhang
  • Caroline L. Zhu

Sammamish High School

  • Josh Chou
  • Joshua S. Jung
  • Jeffrey A. Stedman
  • Renee Yeung

If your student received this recognition, but was not included on this list, please contact communityrelations@bsd405.org.

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.