FISD Celebrates 110 National Merit Semifinalists

Sep 20, 2021

National Merit Scholarship Graphic.Frisco ISD is proud to announce that 110 FISD high school seniors have been named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists. This is the largest contingent of FISD high school students in District history and the largest group in the area.

These talented students are among 16,000 in the nation named as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in 2022.

These students began their National Merit journey when they took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen. 

The PSAT/NMSQT® is offered annually to Frisco ISD 10th and 11th grade students free of charge during the school day on each high school campus. All FISD 10th and 11th graders are registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT during the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Learn how to prepare for the on-campus assessment.

The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They must also earn comparable scores on any subsequent ACT and SAT exams that confirm their earlier PSAT performance.

To become a Finalist in February 2022, each Semifinalist will submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. They must demonstrate an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school administrator and write an essay. 

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists and announced in late spring and summer 2022. Merit Scholars will be selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. 

National Merit Scholars will be awarded scholarships from corporations, business organizations and possibly their college or university.

Congratulations to these 110 Frisco ISD students who embrace excellence and have been officially named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists.

Centennial High School

Sarika Ahire
Divya Arivalagan
Avaniko Asokkumar
Sai Mihith Bommineni
Srikar Chamarthi
Xuanxuan Dong
Irene Jacob
Mihir Nakra
Srisaranya Pujari
Sriya Putta
Ibrahim Qureshi
Vishal Sai Relangi
Aaliyah Sherfuddin
Sneha Shrinivas
Prakul Singh

Frisco High School

Ananth Kothuri
Maadhav Kothuri
Abbas Pirwani
Pranav Pudu
Rushil Randhar
Anika Seelam

Heritage High School

Anand Cheruvu
Tejas Devata
Satvik Gurram
Andy Kim
Piyush Rath
Shrujin Shah
Ean-Hawk Veluz

Independence High School

Shreya Bhandari
David Bonilla
Mihit Garlanka
Jaewoo Kang
Sumana Karnala
Ayan Khan
Aryan Khatri
Matteo Kimura
Abhiram Kodali
Pranav Kousik
Satvik Movva
Aditya Mudgal
Atharva Mulay
Rakshit Mundada
Diego Patino
Raghav Punnam
Sujay Rasamsetti
Sneha Reddy
Aditya Udyavar
Ghazal Yadav
Nithik Yekollu
Ameya Yelne
Chloe Yim

Lebanon Trail High School

Logan Cheng
Nitin Chikkodi
Champers Fu
Kaily Jung
Aayush Kadakia
Anvesh Kanipakam
Sanat Kumar
Victoria Lee
Zach Li
Krishna Madhav
Param Naik
Govind Narayan
Anika Nesarikar
Yee Hong Pua
Jake Qin
Omar Siddiki
Gaurav Srivatchan
Amanda Sun
Allison Tseng
Nathan Tserng
Jennifer Zhang

Liberty High School

Praneeth Akkineni
Saujash Barman
Biyanka Hati
Kunal Jain
Shray Jain
Harshith Jella
Kelly Liu
Harsh Paswan
Sarp Sahin
Aarej Syed
Risha Thimmancherla
Robert Violante
Vagmin Viswanathan
Charlie Zhang
Ryan Zheng

Lone Star High School

Hyun Tae Kim
Olivia Mo
Tharun Kumar Tiruppali Kalidoss

Memorial High School

Vivek Abraham
Khush Gupta
Pratyush Patra
Suhas Vakalapudi

Reedy High School

Pranav Jaganathan
Vibhav Jaripatke
Vivek Kogilathota
Saathvik Konidena
Sindhu Marakkanam
Pranathi Prasanna
Aditya Purugulla
Arsula Rajesh
Isha Riaz
Aniketh Sudunagunta
Yash Totlani
Ananth Vivekanand

Wakeland High School

Ahmad Elbeltagy
Molly McManus
Colin Peek
Abigail Summers

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