119 FISD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Written by Korinna Kirchhoff

Frisco ISD has a state-wide reputation for high academic achievement due to a rigorous curriculum and hard-working students and teachers.Thanks to a coordinated effort between campuses and administration, more students are achieving remarkable scores on the PSAT/NMSQT. 

An incredible 119 Frisco ISD students have been named semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Students were named semifinalists based on their PSAT scores during their junior year and represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and the highest-scoring entrants in the state.

All FISD tenth and eleventh grade students are automatically registered to take the PSAT during the school day each year. Access PSAT information for all students regarding the Wednesday, Oct. 12 administration.

“It wasn’t so long ago that the District was celebrating our 26 National Merit Semifinalists in 2014,” said Chris Clark, managing director of academic programs. “What’s incredible is that these students are more than star students, several of these students are leaders in fine arts, athletics, HOSA, BPA and several other student organizations.”

The PSAT helps students identify academic areas of strength and growth, as well as prepare for college entrance exams like the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program for students in eleventh grade and the National Recognition Program for both tenth and eleventh grade students.

Congratulations to these academically talented high school seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. They will be recognized at the November Board meeting. 

  • Jacob Abraham - Centennial HS  

  • Goutham Aelluri - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Anish Agarwal - Liberty HS

  • Nikita Agarwal - Memorial HS

  • Ansh Alluru - Reedy HS

  • Aniruddh Anand - Independence HS

  • Vignesh Anand - Centennial HS  

  • Brian Bahk - Liberty HS

  • Armaan Bahl - Centennial HS  

  • Ashley Bajaj - Independence HS 

  • Aashikha Basappa - Centennial HS  

  • Jordan Battey - Liberty HS

  • Abigail Bebermeyer - Wakeland HS

  • David Berger - Lone Star HS

  • Pradyun Bhaskar - Reedy HS

  • Abhay Bindroo - Lone Star HS

  • Kailasadatta Boggaram - Heritage HS

  • Joanna Boss - Liberty HS

  • Harim Chang - Liberty HS

  • Saniya Chaudhari - Independence HS

  • Kartike Chawla - Centennial HS  

  • Brandon Chee - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Neha Chelamkuri - Centennial HS 

  • Alex Cheong - Lebanon Trail HS 

  • Thomas Choi - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Akshar Chunduri - Heritage HS

  • Eujin Chung - Liberty HS

  • Sarthak Dhawan - Liberty HS

  • Ishita Dua - Reedy HS

  • Satvik Duddukuru - Liberty HS

  • Shrenick Gannamani - Liberty HS

  • Ruhan Ganpath - Reedy HS

  • Michael Goppert - Wakeland HS

  • Aniket Gupta - Reedy HS

  • Tanish Gupta - Centennial HS  

  • Tanmay Gupta - Liberty HS

  • Zarin Hasan - Centennial HS  

  • Jason Huang - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Kiran Iyer - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Omar Jafry - Centennial HS  

  • Lavik Jain - Centennial HS  

  • Ishaan Joshi - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Jaden Jovan - Liberty HS

  • Eesha Kandukuri - Memorial HS

  • Shandeep Karthikeyan - Frisco HS

  • Tia Kashyap - Liberty HS

  • Arnav Kaul - Wakeland HS

  • Rajas Ketkar - Wakeland HS

  • Hasan Khan - Frisco HS

  • Neha Lakka - Liberty HS

  • Chloe Lee - Heritage HS

  • Pranav Lingareddy - Centennial HS 

  • Bill Ma - Lone Star HS

  • Dylan MacFarlane - Wakeland HS

  • Suhas Madala - Lone Star HS

  • Srinidhi Mahadevan - Reedy HS

  • Nidhi Majoju - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Vanya Malik - Centennial HS  

  • Harshitha Mageshkumar - Heritage HS

  • Aniruddh Marella - Reedy HS

  • Diya Mehta - Liberty HS

  • Naisha Mekala - Wakeland HS

  • Giselle Menezes - Liberty HS

  • Sanskar Mishra - Reedy HS

  • Athul Mohanram - Centennial HS   

  • Srividya Nalladdhighal - Liberty HS 

  • Kasi Aravind Narayanan - Reedy HS

  • Pramod Nittala - Independence HS

  • Nghia Ngo - Centennial HS  

  • Bao Nguyen - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Lohithaksha Panidepu - Heritage HS

  • Sean Park - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Aarya Patel - Liberty HS

  • Shreyas Pattabi - Heritage HS

  • Shreya Pendse - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Brynn Peralta - Frisco HS

  • Rhea Rai - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Sanjheev Rao - Liberty HS

  • Anika Rajagopal - Centennial HS  

  • Sibhi Rajan - Lone Star HS 

  • Arjun Ramprasad - Lone Star HS 

  • Neha Ravinutala - Lone Star HS

  • Anika Raybarman - Independence HS

  • Aryan Reddy - Independence HS

  • Jake Rozewicz - Independence HS

  • Lekha Samineni - Independence HS

  • Ian Schandlbauer - Wakeland HS

  • Rohan Senthilkumar - Memorial HS

  • Parthiv Shah - Centennial HS  

  • Anah Shaikh - Lone Star HS

  • Hari Shankar - Reedy HS

  • Aditya Shetty - Independence HS

  • Mahitha Simhambhatla - Frisco HS 

  • Diya Singh - Reedy HS

  • Prisha Srivastava - Centennial HS  

  • Kris Stottlemire - Lone Star HS

  • Marie Strittmatter - Independence HS

  • Tanvi Sud - Frisco HS 

  • Daniel Sun - Wakeland HS

  • Shreya Suratran - Centennial HS  

  • Abhiram Tadepalli - Centennial HS  

  • Johanna Thomas - Frisco HS

  • Vishal Thyagarajan - Centennial HS  

  • Annabel Tu - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Arushi Vandali - Frisco HS

  • Vishnu Vasudev - Liberty HS

  • Lakshmi Vattikuti - Independence HS

  • Ajay Venkat - Liberty HS

  • Aravind Venkatachalam - Heritage HS

  • Anna Williamson - Reedy HS

  • Elise Wang - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Hannah Wang - Liberty HS

  • Hyunmo Yang - Wakeland HS

  • Jayna Yoon - Liberty HS

  • Ifrah Zainab - Liberty HS

  • Alicia Zhang - Frisco HS

  • William Zhang - Liberty HS

  • Brian Zhou - Lebanon Trail HS

  • Daniel Zhou - Lebanon Trail HS

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