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First day of preschool 2020

Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters

Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building. 




    Forty-eight LWSD students named National Merit Semifinalists

    The most ever for Lake Washington School District

    Redmond, Wash. – Forty-eight Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. That is the most ever for LWSD. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifinalists today. 

    Sixteen thousand high school seniors nationwide qualified. About 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the Finalist level. More than half will win a National Merit Scholarship. These students will be able to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $30 million. 

    Students qualified for these awards by completing the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semifinalists include the highest scoring students in each state. The semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.
    Lake Washington School District National Merit Semifinalists*:

    Eastlake High School

    • Amay S.Bansal (Sammamish)
    • Rahul Bhatt (Sammamish)
    • Daniel C. Dickman (Redmond)
    • Megan Z. Guo (Sammamish)
    • Eleanor R. Harris (Sammamish)
    • Emma R. Huang (Sammamish)
    • Rohan M. Krishnan (Sammamish)
    • Swathi Narayan (Redmond)
    • Nuha M. Qadir (Sammamish)
    • Bernice W. Tian (Sammamish)

    International Community School

    • Nishant Bhakar (Redmond)
    • Sravya V. Ganti (Redmond)
    • Madeleine E. Goertz (Kirkland)
    • Kathryn N. Kotler (Sammamish)
    • Ellen Ma (Redmond) 
    • Andrey Piterkin (Kirkland)
    • Helen Wu (Kirkland)

    Juanita High School:

    • Hong Zhou (Kirkland)

    Lake Washington High School

    • Galen L. Heuer (Kirkland) 
    • Ivan Shneerson (Redmond)

    Nikola Tesla STEM High School

    • Abhinav Diddee (Redmond)
    • Ananya Ganapathi (Sammamish)
    • Viraj Goyal (Redmond)
    • Daniel D. Han (Redmond)
    • Pinakin R. Kanade (Redmond)
    • Samarjit K. Kaushik (Redmond)
    • Rohith Leeladharan (Sammamish)
    • Henry Z. Liao (Sammamish)
    • Ankita A. Menon (Redmond)
    • Parum Misri (Redmond)
    • Archit A. Patankar (Redmond)
    • Aran Punniamoorthy (Redmond)
    • Deepayan Sanyal (Sammamish)
    • Deveshi Thakur (Sammamish)
    • Varun L. Wescott (Woodinville)
    • Jiachi Zhang (Sammamish)
    • Kevin Zhang (Sammamish)
    • Emily Zhao (Sammamish)

    Redmond High School: 

    • Isabelle Bodkhe (Redmond)
    • Kensho Y. Gendzwill (Redmond)
    • Kavya V. Karunakaran (Redmond)
    • James A. Linder (Redmond)
    • Oscar Lo (Redmond)
    • Rahul Mallela (Redmond)
    • Arnav Narula (Redmond)
    • Harsh Sharma (Redmond)
    • Amelie E. Sharples (Redmond)
    • Edward H. Zhang (Redmond)

    * Note: Photos available on request.


    About Lake WashingtonLake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second largest district in the state of Washington, with over 31,100 students in 56 schools.