Five Hanford High School students have been selected for further consideration for a National Merit Scholarship.
Evan Anderson, Jonah Bartrand, Virginia Kuan, Chenguang Li and Lucy Wang were named semi-finalists for the scholarships. The final winners will be announced in the spring.
Fourteen other students from Hanford and Richland high schools were listed as commended students. While not eligible for a scholarship, commended students are identified as being among the top students in the country.
Richland High's commended students included: Samantha Beck, Andrew Conselman, Sylvia Johnson, Denin Koch, Mark McDonald and Kolby Nelson.
Hanford High's commended students included: Timothy Gormley, Konrad Krogstad, Martijn Oostrom, Richard Ozanich, Sathvik Ramanan, Carolyn Rice, Sara Staven and Niraj Suresh.