Congratulations to Interlake High senior Brian Baek, one of 2,200 winners nationwide of a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Baek received the scholarship from the University of Chicago.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

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.