22 CFISD students recognized as National Merit semifinalists

September 12, 2019

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Sept. 12, 2019—A total of 22 CFISD seniors representing nine high schools were confirmed as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, officials announced on Sept. 11, giving the talented students an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring.

The following students have been National Merit semifinalists:

Name

High School

Joshua Fang

Bridgeland

Thanh-Nhu Bui

Cy-Fair

Evelyn Pan

Cy-Fair

Roshan Rajan

Cy-Fair

Hasan Abbasi

Cypress Creek

Jacob Siboyeh

Cypress Falls

Neel Narayan

Cypress Ridge

Donald McAfoose

Cypress Ranch

Michael Zhou

Cypress Ranch

Govind Chada

Cypress Woods

Sritha Cheemerla

Cypress Woods

Steven Cheng

Cypress Woods

David Chu

Cypress Woods

Walker Drury

Cypress Woods

Allison Hinaman

Cypress Woods

Brian Janger

Cypress Woods

Alexandra Pugh

Cypress Woods

Mariam William

Cypress Woods

Angela Zhong

Cypress Woods

Jane Nguyen

Jersey Village

Alia Nathani

Langham Creek

Chloe Tang

Langham Creek

 

The 22 semifinalists are among the 16,000 throughout the U.S. selected by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They placed among the 1 percent of about 1.5 million students who entered the Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit School Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.

To be considered for a merit scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition, which include a detailed application, essay and endorsement by a high school official. More than 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, with roughly half winning a National Merit Scholarship.

Qualifying students will be notified of their final designations in February, with National Merit Scholarship winners announced beginning in April and concluding in July.

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