Burroughs’ 2023-24 National Merit Scholars

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This fall, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation unveiled its list of Semifinalists and Commended students, honoring outstanding academic achievement among high school seniors nationwide. Burroughs is proud to announce the exceptional accomplishments of its students in the 2023-24 academic year.


Fifteen Burroughs seniors have been recognized as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. This prestigious honor reflects their exceptional performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The Semifinalists are:

  • Lylah Ali
  • Arya Bhattacharya
  • Evan Dierberg
  • Graham Engler
  • Daniel Greene
  • Shangri-La Hou
  • Samanyu Koduri
  • Megan Liu
  • Samuel Lu
  • Marcos Mahi
  • Burke Morris
  • Samantha Nelson
  • Jack Parsons
  • Ted Spetnagel
  • Connor Woods

Letter of Commendation Recipients

Additionally, thirteen other seniors have been awarded a Letter of Commendation for their commendable performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. These students have demonstrated strong academic potential and dedication to their studies. The Commended students are:

  • Sophia Brown
  • Lucia del Pilar
  • William Duncan
  • Earth Gira
  • Howard Jiang
  • Eva Kasal
  • June Kim
  • Sahana Madala
  • Austin Theodos
  • Isaac Tung
  • Eleanor Woodruff
  • Kimberly Zhang
  • Evelyn Ziaee

Burroughs congratulates all the National Merit Semifinalists and Commended students for their outstanding achievements. Their dedication to academic excellence exemplifies the school’s commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and scholarly pursuit. We applaud their hard work, perseverance, and dedication to academic excellence, and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.

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