Boise boasts 32 national merit semifinalists

Statewide, 80 Idaho students are semifinalists for National Merit  Scholarships, putting them in the running for about 8,000 scholarships worth about $35 million.

The Boise School District is touting its numbers; 32 of the district’s seniors are in the running. In other words, 40 percent of the state’s semifinalists come from a district comprising 9 percent of the student population.

Here’s a list of the Boise district semifinalists:

  • Boise High School: Holly Apsley, Tristan Arnold,Emily Blosser, Matthew Clark, Phillipp Collet, Andrew Davey, Ryan Davey, Luke Harmon,Connor Hoffmann, Madeleine Kim, Morgan Labrie, Yoon Ji Ra, Alexander Rant, Carl Rustad, Naomi Savin, Joseph Schofield, Lukas Schwarz, Samuel Simpson, Everett Smith, Hans Theiler, Rebecca Whitney.
  • Borah High School: Jeffrey Bishop.
  • Capital High School: Peter Huang, Derrick Knox, Dillon Knox, Parth Raina, Miranda Tang, John Van De Graaff.
  • Timberline High School: Elijah Benson, Kyle Downey, Ryan May, Lynn Myers.
Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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