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St. Charles Preparatory School

Twelve students make list of semifinalists

Friday December 14, 2012 6:06 PM

Twelve St. Charles Preparatory School seniors have qualified as National Merit semifinalists for the 2012-2013 school year.

Students earn the distinction based on their scores on the Pre-Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Qualifying Test taken during their junior year. Only 16,000 of 1.5 million students who took the test qualified.

The qualifiers, including those from St. Charles, are in the running for scholarships that total more than $32 million.

The St. Charles semifinalists are:

Matthew Bernert, the son of David and Mary Bernert of New Albany. Bernert is a member of St. Matthew parish. He plans to study mechanical engineering and has applied to the University of Cincinnati, Ohio Northern University and the University of Dayton.

Conner Bowman, the son of Drs. Kevin and Mary Jo Bowman of Canal Winchester. Bowman is a member of Violet Baptist Church. He plans to go into pre-medicine or pharmaceutical sciences and has applied to Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, Wittenberg University, Northeastern University and Otterbein University.

Brandon Burdine, the son of Ivan and Leigh Ann Burdine of Westerville. Burdine is a member of St. Paul parish. In college, he plans to biomedical or chemical engineering and has applied to the University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Dayton.

John Galden, the son of Dane and Jui-Feng Galden of Columbus. Galden is a member of St. Catharine parish. In college he plans to study engineering and has applied to MIT, Columbia, the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University.

Joshua Imbriani, the son of Rod and Lauri Imbriani of Dublin. Imbriani is a member of St. Patrick parish. In college he plans to study computer science and has applied to the Rochester Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida.

Neil Joseph, the son of Abe and Elizabeth Joseph of Dublin. Joseph is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish. He plans to study political science in college and has applied to the University of Notre Dame, Wake Forest University (preferred), Vanderbilt University, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Loesing, the son of Norbert and Tracy Loesing of Columbus. Loesing is a member of St. Andrew parish. He plans to study history and political science in college and has applied to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Lutter, the son of Drs. Kenneth and Kathleen Lutter of Columbus. Lutter is a member of St. Timothy parish. In college he plans to pursue either medicine or law and has applied to the University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina, OSU, Duke University and Georgetown.

Tyler Reed, the son of Walter and Diana Reed of Westerville. Reed is a member of St. Paul parish. He plans to study biochemistry and to attend medical school and has applied to Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Princeton and the University of Cincinnati.

Benjamin Stechschulte, the son of Drs. Mark and Beth Stechschulte of Dublin. Stechschulte is a member of St. Brendan parish. He plans on studying engineering or computer science and has applied to the University of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University and Cornell.

Brian Vetter, the son of Dr. John and Patricia Vetter of Dublin. Vetter is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish. He plans to pursue a pre-medicine track in college and has applied to the University of Notre Dame, St. Louis University, Marquette and Villanova.

John Zawada, the son of John and Elaine Zawada of Columbus. Zawada is a member of St. Andrew parish. He is interested in several different areas of study, including engineering, science, music, law, psychology and political science. He has applied to the University of Colorado (Boulder), OSU, the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University.

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