National Merit Scholarship winners from Minnesota

  • Updated: May 10, 2012 - 10:39 AM

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that the following students are among the 2012 recipients of National Merit Scholarships valued at $2,500:

WEST METRO

Jan B. Ketterson of Bloomington, Jefferson High School in Bloomington. Probable career field: biology.

Preethi N. Pallegar of Bloomington, International School of Minnesota in Eden Prairie. Probable career field: health care/medicine.

Stephen Edward Raab of Bloomington, Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. Probable career field: chemical engineering.

Brian D. Kubisiak of Chanhassen, Holy Family Catholic High School of Victoria. Probable career field: electrical engineering.

Aaron J. Schmitz of Chanhassen, home-schooled. Probable career field: mechanical engineering.

Daniel Wang of Chanhassen, Minnetonka High School. Probable career field: biomedical engineering.

Allen J. Fang of Eden Prairie, Edina High School. Probable career field: medicine.

Mengxi Yang of Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie High School. Probable career field: medicine.

Maria V. Filsinger of Excelsior, Minnetonka High School. Probable career field: bioengineering.

Jeremy R. Nelson of Excelsior, Minnetonka High School. Probable career field: international relations.

David John Cook of Independence, Orono High School in Long Lake. Probable career field: medicine.

Duligur H. Ibeling of Maple Grove, Wayzata High School in Plymouth. Probable career field: science/research.

Sophia M. Charan of Minneapolis, Edina High School. Probable career field: chemical engineering.

John L. McGinn of Minneapolis, Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park. Probable career field: medicine.

Abigail K. Norling-Ruggles of Minneapolis, South High School in Minneapolis. Probable career field: engineering.

Ariel M. O'Neill of Minnetonka, Blake School-Northrop Campus in Minneapolis. Probable career field: physics/mathematics.

Daniel J. Lundberg of Orono, Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park. Probable career field: medicine.

Connie Q. Dong of Plymouth, Wayzata High School in Plymouth. Probable career field: chemical engineering.

Sahiba Singh of Plymouth, Wayzata High School in Plymouth. Probable career field: academia.

Ekaterina A. Botchkareva of St. Louis Park, Edina High School. Probable career field: international relations.

Paimon Y. Pakzad of Wayzata, Blake School-Northrop Campus in Minneapolis. Probable career field: medicine.

Alexander Van Dyke of Wayzata, Minnetonka High School. Probable career field: foreign service.

SOUTH METRO

Maren E. Loe of Apple Valley, Apple Valley High School. Probable career field: biomedical engineering.

William S. Thomas of Eagan, Eagan High School. Probable career field: business and law.

Avery F. Garon of Mendota Heights, Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights. Probable career field: astrophysics and research.

Muriel M. Carpenter of Northfield, Northfield High School. Probable career field: the Foreign Service.

Jeffrey D. Qiu of Shakopee, Shakopee High School. Probable career field: computer science.

Charles D. Leighton of West St. Paul, Trinity School at River Ridge in Eagan. Probable career field: medicine.

NORTH METRO

Katherine M. Bodor of Blaine, Spring Lake Park High School. Probable career field: engineering.

John T. Ponto of Blaine, Spring Lake Park High School. Probable career field: finance.

Jeremy J. Miller of Blaine, Blaine High School. Probable career field: biomedical engineering.

EAST METRO

Bridget J. Kranz of St. Paul, Highland Park High School. Probable career field: international relations.

Do-Hyoung Park of St. Paul, Central High School. Probable career field: chemistry.

Samuel H. Kim of Shoreview, Mounds View High School in Arden Hills. Probable career field: neuroscience/computer science.

Keshav K. Mangalick of Shoreview, Mounds View High School in Arden Hills. Probable career field: medicine.

Justin R. Buhl of Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake Area High School. Probable career field: biomedical engineering.

OTHER MINNESOTANS

Andrew S. Carlson of Moorhead, Moorhead High School. Probable career field: economics.

Maija K. Lindaas of Moorhead, Moorhead High School. Probable career field: undecided.

Kevin Y. Viratyosin of Morris, Morris Area High School. Probable career field: computer science/software engineering.

Philip Biedenbender of New Ulm, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm. Probable career field: music.

Joel P. Torgeson of Pine Island, Pine Island High School. Probable career field: anthropology.

Abigail W. Driscoll of Rochester, Schaeffer Academy in Rochester. Probable career field: psychiatry.

Michael H. Ishitani of Rochester, Mayo High School. Probable career field: international relations.

Amy E. McMeeking of Rochester, John Marshall High School. Probable career field: international non-profit management.

Gulnar Z. Mirza of Rochester, Mayo High School. Probable career field: electrical engineering.

Thomas W. Nath of Rochester, home-schooled. Probable career field: law.

Frank J. Peng of Rochester, Century High School. Probable career field: actuarial science.

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