Northwest NEWS

September 18, 2000


National Merit Scholarship Foundation names 18 Northshore students as semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Foundation has designated eighteen Northshore seniors as National Merit Semifinalists, the largest number ever in Northshore's history.
   The semifinalists from Bothell High School are James Deville, son of Mr. and Ms. James Deville of Bothell; Dimitrios Grillos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Grillos of Kirkland; Jessice McDaniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McDaniel of Bothell; and Jesse Smith, son of Ms. Tracy Cole of Bothell.
   Those named from Inglemoor High School are Jessica Bazick, daughter of Patrick and Gregoria Bazick of Bothell; Sheila Bijoor, daughter of Shivaram and Nandini Bijoor of Kenmore; Leah Boris, daughter of John and Cynthia Boris of Kirkland; Jennifer Cheng, daughter of Edison and Faling Cheng of Bothell; Moira Klockner, daughter of Bruce Bulloch and Kerry Klockner of Bothell; Heather Lee, daughter of Brian and Suzanne Lee of Woodinville; Erin Mackintosh, daughter of Bruce and Joanne Mackintosh of Woodinville; Dakota Solberg, daughter of Sonja Solberg of Bothell; Brianne Ullman, daughter of Steven and Laura Ullman of Bothell; Kenneth Walden, son of James and Karen Walden of Bothell; and Kevin Weil, son of David and Marsha Weil of Redmond.
   The semifinalists from Woodinville High School are Laurel Gordon, daughter of James and Marcia Gordon of Woodinville; Mary Elizabeth Hawkins, daughter of Kenneth and Mary Helen Hawkins of Woodinville; and Joeph Stute, son of Cynthia Trujillo and Ryan Stute of Woodinville.
   Across the nation, the Foundation designates about 16,000 semifinalists from among nearly 1.2 million students who take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test.
   The semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of each state's high school graduating class, are now competing for Merit Finalist status and an opportunity to obtain a National Merit Scholarshop next Spring.