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Phillips Exeter Academy Students Named 2012 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

September 30, 2011

Exeter, NH (September 30, 2011)—Thirty-three seniors from Phillips Exeter Academy have been named semi-finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

This year’s Merit Scholar semi-finalists are: Caitlin E. Andrews, of West Newbury, MA; Ravi A. Bajaj, of Florence, SC; Jonathon Cai, of Hicksville, NY; Geoffrey Cheng, of Menasha, WI; Alan W. Dong, of Suwanee, GA; Pierre S. du Pont, of Tarrytown, NY; Dashiel N. Elhauge, of Newton, MA; Mihail Eric, of Van Nuys, CA; Ana Rose W. Glidden, of Exeter, NH; Kirk K. Huang, of La Habra, CA; Penny Hung, of Livingston, NJ; Rivka B. Hyland, of Philadelphia, PA; JeeHae Kang, of Exeter, NH; Harini D. Kannan, of Cupertino, CA; Changlin Ke, of Brookings, SD; Ji Hyuk Kim, of Seoul, Korea; Seung Y. Kim, of Fairfax, VA; Tae Kyoung Lee, of Ann Arbor, MI; Antong Liu, of Saratoga, CA; Dawna Q. Men, of Anaheim, CA; Manuel Montori, of Naples, FL; David H. Moon, of Lutherville, MD; Catherine G. Potter, of Durham, NH; Frances C. Rucker, of Paradise Valley, AZ; Conan S. Sang, of Brentwood, NH; Anna R. Schwab, of Orcutt, CA; Morgan M. Snow, of Winter Park, FL; Lanna Wang, of South Barrington, IL; Rhett C. Wen-Wampler, of Lansdale, PA; Colbert Ye, of Lexington, MA; Yunxuan Zhang, of Huntington, WV; and Henry E. Zhao, of Sammamish, WA.

More than 1.5 million students from over 22,000 high schools in the United States entered the competition in 2010 with their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores. This fall, the highest-scoring participants were named semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists were selected to advance to the finalist level and some 8,300 will be awarded the title of ‘Merit Scholar’, and will share more than $34 million in college scholarships.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the PEA Community Calendar. Events are also available on the Phillips Exeter Academy public events line at 603-777-4309 and on our website at For directions to Phillips Exeter Academy, call 603-777-4330.

—Famebridge Witherspoon