Vancouver School District
Vancouver School District leads Southwest Washington in the number of students named 2007 National Merit Semifinalists. Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists. Ten of those students are from Vancouver School District.
Semifinalists Michael Bobbe, Joel Brown, Rachel Carlson, Matthew Herson, Emma Jeffries, Zara Lukens, Ariana Orford, Mathias Quackenbush, and David Allen Roberts are students at Columbia River High School. Semifinalist David Ditullio is a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.
Students were selected based on their 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualify Test. Most Vancouver students who have made the cut for Semifinalist have gone on to become Finalists and received merit scholarship awards.