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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that three Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarships:

  • Andrey Piterkin, International Community School - National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship 
  • Abhinav Diddee, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship
  • Eleanor R. Harris, Eastlake High School - National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse’s Association (SVNA) to offer free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for eligible LWSD students, families, and staff. SVNA is preparing to administer more than 4,000 doses at four clinics the weekend of May 22 and 23.

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    Five Lake Washington School District students receive National Merit $2500 Scholarships


    Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that five Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Fifty-two students were selected statewide for these awards. 

    The students receiving National Merit $2500 Scholarships are:

    • Isabelle Bodkhe (Redmond), Redmond High School
    • Oscar Lo (Redmond), Redmond High School
    • Arnav Narula (Redmond), Redmond High School
    • Amelie E. Sharples (Redmond), Redmond High School
    • Rohan M. Krishnan (Sammamish), Eastlake High School

    These students are five of the 2,500 distinguished high school seniors nationwide to win this scholarship. They were selected from a talent pool of more than 16,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. They select students based on their academic record including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist and a recommendation written by a high school official. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

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    About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District  is a high-performing, fast-growing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second largest district in the state of Washington, with over 30,000 students in 56 schools.