The Class of 2022 included 73 FISD National Merit Scholars who received college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored and National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarships. Frisco ISD graduated more National Merit Scholars than any other school district in Texas.
This past spring, the NMSC announced the 2022 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners and corporate-sponsored scholarship winners, which included 28 students. Read more about it.
Recently, the NMSC revealed the students who were awarded college-sponsored scholarships from the college they plan to attend. This year, that includes 45 FISD National Merit Scholars who will receive scholarships during their four years of undergraduate study.
The journey for all 73 of these incredible National Merit Scholars began in 2020 when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
In Frisco ISD, the PSAT/NMSQT is offered during the school day each fall at no cost to all 10th and 11th grade Frisco ISD students.
The highest-scoring students on the PSAT/NMSQT were invited to continue their quest to become Merit Scholars by submitting an application with an essay, recommendation letter, academic record and leadership contributions to the campus and community.
Congratulations to these students who are not only accomplished academics, but also renowned musicians, actors, athletes and community activists. Great things are in store for these young adults!
Praneeth Akkineni, Liberty - Cardiology
Divya Arivalagan, Centennial - Medicine
David Bonilla, Independence - Computer Engineering
Srikar Chamarthi, Centennial - Biochemistry
Logan Cheng, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science
Anand Cheruvu, Heritage - Computer Science
Nitin Chikkodi, Lebanon Trail - Biochemistry
Tejas Devata, Heritage - Ophthalmology
Mihit Garlanka, Independence - Neuroscience
Satvik Gurram, Heritage - Genetics
Irene Jacob, Centennial - Medicine
Kunal Jain, Liberty - Computer Science
Vibhav Jaripatke, Reedy - Medicine
Harshith Jella, Liberty - Medicine
Sumana Karnala, Independence - Medicine
Ayan Khan, Independence - Banking
Andy Kim, Heritage - Ophthalmology
Hyun Tae Kim, Lone Star - Computer Science
Abhiram Kodali, Independence - Medicine
Victoria Lee, Lebanon Trail - Consulting
Sindhu Marakkanam, Reedy - Psychology
Molly McManus, Wakeland - Writing
Olivia Mo, Lone Star - Environmental Policy
Rakshit Mundada, Independence - Finance
Param Naik, Lebanon Trail - Law
Govind Narayan, Lebanon Trail - Business Management
Anika Nesarikar, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science
Harsh Paswan, Liberty - Computer Science
Colin Peek, Wakeland - Foreign Service
Abbas Pirwani, Frisco - Medicine
Pranav Pudu, Frisco - Computer Science
Aditya Purugulla, Reedy - Neurosurgery
Arsula Rajesh, Reedy - Physics
Vishal Sai Relangi, Centennial - Medicine
Anika Seelam, Frisco - Medicine
Shrujin Shah, Heritage - Biomedical Engineering
Sneha Shrinivas, Centennial - Computer Science
Omar Siddiki, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science
Prakul Singh, Centennial - Computer Science
Aniketh Sudunagunta, Reedy - Medicine
Aarej Syed, Liberty - Computer Science
Risha Thimmancherla, Liberty - Computer Science
Nathan Tserng, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science
Ibrahim Qureshi, Centennial - Medicine
Aditya Udyavar, Independence - Computer Science