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|
| 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|