Blake National Merit Semifinalists 2024

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of the semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirteen Blake seniors have earned semifinalist designation. These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth about $28 million that will be offered next spring. 

Congratulations to Blake's semifinalists:

Uma Bhardwaj
Kevin Bizily 
Aveline Carroll
Riley Carroll
Ahan Devgun
Ben Fox
Sophie Herron
Karn Kaura
Molly Seidel
Taara Verma
Evan Vezmar
Alex Wu
Curtis Ying

Blake also congratulates 17 members of its senior class who have been commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Although commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. Blake’s commended students are:

Imaan Ali
Haaris Baig
Kai Chen
Alex Dopp
Will Eckes
Seth Flikke
Matthew Gill
Sarah Hasday Erbsen
Mackenzie Higgins
Davin Khan
Zosia Lazarewicz
Sam Leslie
Cayden Liao
Usman Mallick
Josiah March
Jonah Yousha
Christopher Zhao