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Frisco ISD Celebrates National Merit Finalists

Mar 03, 2017

Frisco ISD is proud to announce its Class of 2017 National Merit Finalists. Forty-five students achieved this standing through top academic performance, leadership, volunteerism and testing.

To become a Finalist in this prestigious national competition, students who are named National Merit Semifinalists, along with their high schools, must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

About half of the National Merit Scholar Finalists nationally are awarded scholarships through this program. Thirty-two million dollars is awarded in scholarships each year.

Congratulations to the following Frisco ISD students who have been named National Merit Finalists:

Centennial High School

Michelle Bao
Alex Kim

Frisco High School

Ethan McPeek
Emery Shannon
Brittany Thompson

Heritage High School

Cody Chang
Nancy Chen
Mitul Gupta
Chandana Madaka
Abel Philips
Kevin Tu
Hannah Winter

Independence High School

Tiffany Bui
Chung-Fu Cheung
Eun Kyo Chung
Owais Fazel
Jessica Huang
Anirudh Kuchibhatla
David Lai
Jeffrey Mao

Liberty High School

Karthik Dharmalingam
James Gillilan
David Hong
Ethan Kim
Arun Krishnaraj
Adarsh Melukote
Rithika Proddutoor
Raj Raikundalia
Weston Sandland
Austin Satrio
Stephanie Sheldon
Yi Hu “Bill” Wang
Salah Zanabili
Emily Zeng
Daniel Zhang
Jiaye Zhang
Julia Zhao

Lone Star High School

Abhishek Dayal
Hari Krishnakumar
Ashutosh Tripathy

Wakeland High School

Thomas Doerr
Charles D. Fortenberry
Prajwal P. Gowda
Alisha Kodibagkar
Emily Rayer

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