39 Ventura Students Enter National Merit Scholarship Semifinals

November 26, 1987

Thirty-nine Ventura County high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the competition for 6,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $23 million, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced.

They are among the 15,000 semifinalists who achieved outstanding scores on tests administered in 19,000 secondary schools across the U.S. More than 1 million students took the tests.

The educational group also announced that Anthony K. Hall, a senior at Hueneme High School, is one of 1,500 semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students. The program awards 700 scholarships worth more than $2 million.

The National Merit semifinalists are:

Adolfo Camarillo High School--Andrew W. Beckwith; Darren J. Hakeman, Jonathan R. Jaeger.

Newbury Park High School--Alva Chang; Jason E. Robbins, Dylan C. Shrader.

Thacher School (Ojai)--Eric C. Anderson; Jaime K. Araujo; Caroline M. Johnston; Francis W. Kendrick; Lisa C. Kern; Charles R. Roberts; Chris F. Stacey, Elizabeth K. Taylor.

Villanova Preparatory School (Ojai)--Thomas J. Collins, Colin J. McLaren.

Rio Mesa High School (Oxnard)--Daniel W. Carwin.

Hillcrest Christian School (Thousand Oaks)--Edward A. Tagliaferri.

La Reina High School (Thousand Oaks)--Michele L. Shepard.

Thousand Oaks High School--Kathleen M. Brown; James W. Flood; April L. Knudsen; Timothy B. Maddux; David M. Mann; Maureen H. McArthur; Kerry L. Murray; Jenny L. Patience; Chris J. Stanley, Karen C. Yao.

Buena High School (Ventura)--Lonny L. Chu, James T. Sears.

Westlake High School--Craig S. Gerber; Elizabeth A. Habring; Ernest F. Hasselbrink; Kristine E. Johnson; Conrad N. Lai; Lydia E. Nomura; Kurt E. Partridge, Victor E. Velculescu.

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