National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Mission Viejo

Students from Trabuco Hills High, Capistrano Valley High and Mission Viejo High have been selected National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

Smart kids? We've got 'em. All three public high schools in Mission Viejo have Naitonal Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year.

Here's who's on the list of 6,000 semifinalists. About 9 in 10 semifinalists will make it to the finals, and more than half of the finalists win scholarships, according to the NMS website.

In all, National Merit offers about 8,300 scholarships worth a combined $32 million.

Here's CNS's list of the semifinalists from Mission Viejo:


  • Yash Attal
  • Urmila Janardan
  • Angela Ni
  • Janet J. Son


  • Nicholas W. Burakoff
  • Christopher Healy


  • Neil Argade
  • Joshua M. Don
  • Ryan A. Hall
  • Tae-Min Kim
  • Kevin C. Yang
Monica Romero Matthews September 13, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Great job students!!! M.M., http://how2winscholarships.com
Charles September 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I'll bet those kids aren't at home every night watching the Kardashians or Pretty Little Liars or other garbage TV shows watched by those who one day will be working for the merit scholars mentioned above.


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