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FISD Congratulates 44 National Merit Semifinalists

Sep 14, 2017

Frisco ISD high schools are proud to announce that 44 Frisco ISD students have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). 

Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the program.

In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. 

The Semifinalist list includes:

Centennial High School

Matthew Mun

Emily Peterson

Jason Zhu

Frisco High School

Brianna Royer

Jacob Newman

Heritage High School

Cordel Chang

Nevin George

Ramesh Kanakala

Jennifer Morse

Mahdir Rahman

Beenish Valliani

Independence High School

Satya Boddu

Nikhil Dronamraju

Salman Isa

Joseph Jiang

Ryan Matthews

Shouryaman Saha

Liberty High School

Deepti Aravapalli

Arihant Bohara

Abhirupa Dasgupta

Havish Gattu

Aly Muhammad Hirani

Sai Susheel Koukuntla

Jin Lee

Siddhi Phenil Patadia

Rohith Perumalla

Aishani Sil

Nivan Wadhawan

Ally Hoi Ying Wong

Meghana Ann Woodruff

Daniel Jameson Woods

Charles Menghao Yang

Iris Zhang

Lone Star High School

Ryan Leibowitz

Samaya Pattim

Reedy High School

Parker Bedlan

Trevor Liu

Kevin Wang

Wakeland High School

Andrew Deleski

Joel S. George

Sebastian Quiroga

Shreya I. Rao

Kevin Tuttle (graduated early 2017)

Mir R. Zaman

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