South Bay Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

About 15,000 students nationwide, representing roughly half of 1% of each state’s graduating class, have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They were the top scorers on the 1990 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Finalists, who will be named in the spring, will be considered for one of 1,800 National Merit Scholarships, each worth $2,000. Here is a list of South Bay semifinalists:

El Segundo

El Segundo High--Greg S. Rutledge.

Palos Verdes Estates


Palos Verdes High--Johanna M. Berta, Kristin E. Edwards, Karl A. Haushalter, Amy K. Hsieh, Lynn M. Itagaki, Kaori Kawakubo, Chris H. McDonald, Bonnie D. Schulkin and Lance C. Yu.

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Chadwick--Thomas L. Card, David C. Donley, Belinda Fu, Cecili K. Sessions, Rebecca L. Sparling and Tenno M. Tsai.

Rolling Hills Estates


Rolling Hills High--Stephanie Chang, Adam L. Ghozeil, Sheree S. Hau, Christopher D. Jensen, David E. Kim, Aaron M. Kisner, Alice Y. Liu, Fleix T. Wu and Afra J. Zomorodian.


Bishop Montgomery High--Rheeah T. Yoo.

North High--Daniel R. Forcey.


Torrance High--Mark L. Martel and Tom Whang.

West High--Gene Chuang, Diana M. Hodson, Douglas A. Kunz, Karen E. Nenno and Jae E. Yoo.