bogachevAnthony Bogachev, senior at Maple Grove Senior High, has been named a 2015 National Merit Finalist. To earn this honor, finalists score in the top one percent on the PSAT among 1.5 million test takers. Finalists are eligible for one of more approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships.

Anthony is the captain of Maple Grove Senior High’s debate, speech and Model United Nations teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and tennis team. He has also contributed to community through a number of volunteer projects. Anthony competed in the state speech tournament in 2014. He and his debate partner, Aditya Pidaparti, competed at the Debate Nationals in 2014 and have qualified to return for the 2015 Nationals.  He plans to pursue a college education in a STEM field.

-Published Feb. 17, 2015