22 Students and A Tradition of Excellence

Jeffco Schools has a Tradition of Excellence with a long history of strong schools and great teachers. 3A and 3B will ensure Jeffco students and teachers are able to learn and work in a safe environment that prepares all students in the district for college and the work force.

We are so excited to share the Press Release from the district below! 22 students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists! This is incredible! Congratulations Jeffco students!


Twenty-Two Jeffco Public Schools Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

GOLDEN, Colo. (September 19, 2016) – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of semifinalists in the National Merit Scholar Program. Jeffco Public Schools is pleased that 22 students are included on the list.

  • Caleb Izmirian, Bear Creek
  • Nicole Walsh, Chatfield
  • David Blair, Columbine
  • Benjamin Powell, Conifer
  • Charles Doebbler, D’Evelyn
  • Claire Johnson, D’Evelyn
  • An Li, D’Evelyn
  • Bryce Lorenz, D’Evelyn
  • Malcolm McKellips, D’Evelyn
  • Jennifer Quigley, D’Evelyn
  • Austin Albert, Dakota Ridge
  • Jakob Fletcher, Dakota Ridge
  • Paul Rice, Evergreen
  • Shamik Bhat, Golden
  • Bradley Jesteadt, Jefferson Academy
  • Sophia Caronna-Moreseman, Lakewood
  • Anna Granquist, Lakewood
  • Fiona Lewis, Lakewood
  • Laura Pott, Lakewood
  • Alex Singh, Lakewood
  • Jacob Andrus, Ralston Valley
  • Isabel Fernald, Wheat Ridge

Students entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest- scoring entrants in each state.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

About Jeffco Public Schools

Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Approximately nine percent of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco school. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district serves over 86,000 students at 155 schools on 168 campuses. Find Jeffco Public Schools on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.