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2013 National Merit Scholars

2012-13 National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists  
Twenty-two students from Wayzata High School's class of 2013 have been named National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists. This year’s semi-finalists are Bryn Balls-Barker, Gordon Blake, Hannah Devens, Lauren Farquhar, Nirupa Galagedera, Christina Gu, Megan He, Paul Keller, Jenny Lai, Kyle Li, Kelvin Liu, Caroline MacDonald, Austin Musliner, Madeleine North, Abram Sanderson, Jordan Sell, Evan Stuempfig, Catherine Sun, Amy Xiong, Ziwei Zhang, Roy Zhao and Sophia Zhou.

Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
These students will continue in the National Merit program and will be candidates to receive a scholarship from the program. The scholarships will be announced next spring.

Wayzata High School has consistently had a high number of National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists over the past several years:
Class of 2012 = 26 National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists
Class of 2011 = 35 National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists
Class of 2010 = 23 National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists
 
 
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists were invited to recognize up to two Esteemed Teachers that had a strong influence on their education career at Wayzata Public Schools. The students and their Esteemed Teachers were recognized by the school board at a November 12 recognition meeting.
 
The students and their teachers are:
 
 Student K-8 Teacher Secondary Teacher
 Bryn Balls-Barker  Chad Bartels David Motes
 Gordon Blake 
 Stacy Calvert Sarah Rudell
 Hannah Devens Jane Reynolds Jeff Prondzinski
 Lauren Farquhar Kathleen Henkel Andrea Knutson
 Nirupa Galagedera Lynnea Allen Curt Wyffels
 Christina Gu Jill Holz Curt Wyffels
 Megan He Joel Martin Gail Sarff
 Paul Keller Christopher Bisanz Dave Elmhirst
 Jenny Lai Kathy Simson Mark Gitch
 Kyle Li Chad Bartels Amanda Laden
 Kelvin Liu Michelle Reinke Clarice Hagen
 Caroline MacDonald Jeff Miller Amy Campbell
 Austin Musliner Jeff Miller Mark Sonderup
 Madeleine North Dick Pritchard Bill Waite
 Abram Sanderson Ward Blumer Tom Kilkelly
 Jordan Sell Dave Lutz Mark Johnston
 Evan Stuempfig Jodi Anderson Jeff Dahl
 Catherine Sun Mandy Kraus Jodi Grack
 Amy Xiong   Bill Vieth
 Ziwei Zhang Steve O'Neill Bill Skerbitz
 Roy Zhao Julie Light Leslie Swiggum
 Sophia Zhou Michelle Reinke Sue Iverson
 



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