Students honored at 2020 National Merit recognition program

February 6, 2020

Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools, congratulates Cypress Creek High School senior Natalia McEvoy for being a National Hispanic Scholar during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center. Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools, congratulates Cypress Creek High School senior Natalia McEvoy for being a National Hispanic Scholar during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center.

Feb. 6, 2020—Twenty-two CFISD students who were confirmed as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were honored at a National Merit recognition program at the Berry Center on Feb. 3, along with Commended students and National Hispanic scholars.

Jersey Village High School Principal Maggie Wiley, right, congratulates senior Joaquin Mondragon for being a National Hispanic Scholar during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center. Jersey Village High School Principal Maggie Wiley, right, congratulates senior Joaquin Mondragon for being a National Hispanic Scholar during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center.

The 22 semifinalists were among the approximately 50,000 students throughout the U.S. selected for recognition by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Semifinalists placed among the top 1 percent and Commended students placed among the top 3 percent of about 1.6 million students who entered the Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. CFISD has 69 total Commended students.

Cypress Ridge High School Principal Stephanie Meshell, left, joins the school’s National Merit Commended, National Merit Semifinalists and National Hispanic scholar students following their recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center. Cypress Ridge High School Principal Stephanie Meshell, left, joins the school’s National Merit Commended, National Merit Semifinalists and National Hispanic scholar students following their recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program provides national recognition of exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions. A total of 5,000 scholars are recognized each year.

Tom Jackson, left, CFISD Board member, congratulates Cy-Fair High School senior Thanh Nhu-Bui for being a National Merit Semifinalist during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center. Tom Jackson, left, CFISD Board member, congratulates Cy-Fair High School senior Thanh Nhu-Bui for being a National Merit Semifinalist during a special recognition program Feb. 3 at the Berry Center.

The following students were recognized as National Merit semifinalists, Commended students and National Hispanic scholars:

Name

High School

Honor

Tawhid Ahmed

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Nathan Bruce

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Joshua Fang

Bridgeland

National Merit Semifinalist

Pearson Harper

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Laura Malone

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Maria Mora Rivas

Bridgeland

National Hispanic Scholar

Ariana Moshiri

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Anjali Narayanan

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Brian Nicholson

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Ashleigh Stoutner

Bridgeland

National Merit Commended

Yash Aggarwal

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Talha Ahmed

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Anna Antony

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Thanh-Nhu Bui

Cy-Fair

National Merit Semifinalist

Robert Clark

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Neha Dewan

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Logan Garza

Cy-Fair

National Hispanic Scholar

David Gross

Cy-Fair

National Hispanic Scholar

Christin Hardee

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Paul Ibrahim

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Faith Jones

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Evelyn Pan

Cy-Fair

National Merit Semifinalist

Jacob Posada

Cy-Fair

National Hispanic Scholar

Roshan Rajan

Cy-Fair

National Merit Semifinalist

Victoria Ramirez

Cy-Fair

National Hispanic Scholar

Tuong Tran

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Daniel Woody

Cy-Fair

National Merit Commended

Hasan Abbasi

Cypress Creek

National Merit Semifinalist

Rachel Goebel

Cypress Creek

National Hispanic Scholar

Natalie Gorman

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended

Natalia McEvoy

Cypress Creek

National Hispanic Scholar

Richard Pham

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended

Sandy Pham

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended

Bryan Sarabia

Cypress Creek

National Hispanic Scholar

Kendra Schmieg

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended

Collin Smith

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholar

Emily Waites

Cypress Creek

National Merit Commended

Elia DeLeon

Cypress Falls

National Hispanic Scholar

Elizabeth Gonzalez-Avalos

Cypress Falls

National Hispanic Scholar

Lily Nguyen

Cypress Falls

National Merit Commended

Emma Nobles

Cypress Falls

National Merit Commended

Jacob Siboyeh

Cypress Falls

National Merit Semifinalist

Britney Tran

Cypress Falls

National Merit Commended

Jorge Vazquez

Cypress Falls

National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholar

David Vilentchouk

Cypress Falls

National Merit Commended

Radiya Ali

Cypress Lakes

National Merit Commended

Neel Pandey

Cypress Lakes

National Merit Commended

Jorge Quintero

Cypress Lakes

National Hispanic Scholar

Alexander Bocanegra

Cypress Park

National Hispanic Scholar

Alexa Cantu Santos

Cypress Park

National Hispanic Scholar

Jose Brana

Cypress Ranch

National Hispanic Scholar

Donald McAfoose

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Semifinalist

Mitchell McAfoose

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Commended

Boya Pang

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Commended

Matthew Phillip

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Commended

Nathan Tan

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Commended

Carly Walker

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Commended

Michael Zhou

Cypress Ranch

National Merit Semifinalist

Pavan Agrawal

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended

Alan Duong

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended

Alexander Esqueda

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholar

Melanie Gomez Gonzalez

Cypress Ridge

National Hispanic Scholar

Thanh Le

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended

Neel Narayan

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Semifinalist

Bernard Nguyen

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended

Taylor Tran

Cypress Ridge

National Merit Commended

Elias Baez

Cypress Springs

National Hispanic Scholar

Julian Macfie

Cypress Springs

National Hispanic Scholar

Bryan Sanchez

Cypress Springs

National Hispanic Scholar

Richard Smith

Cypress Springs

National Hispanic Scholar

Daniel Solomon

Cypress Springs

National Merit Commended

Adam Authur

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Govind Chada

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Sritha Cheemerla

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Steven Cheng

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

David Chu

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Kathryn Davis

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Walker Drury

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Aayush Gupta

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Amal Gupta

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Allison Hinaman

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

William Hodges

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Brian Janger

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Kiran Khan

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Nicholas Martinez

Cypress Woods

National Hispanic Scholar

Brandon Miller

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholar

Joseph Park

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Alexandra Pugh

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Thomas Stigall

Cypress Woods

National Hispanic Scholar

Mihir Suvarna

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Elim Taffere

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Isabella Wallace

Cypress Woods

National Hispanic Scholar

Tristan Wiesepape

Cypress Woods

National Merit Commended

Mariam William

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Angela Zhong

Cypress Woods

National Merit Semifinalist

Mauro Capriles Citti

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Emma Chestnut

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Rachel Dalina

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Anthony Hachem

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Jasmine Hansen

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Andrew Kinsey

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Shane Kullman

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Tyler Lee

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Joaquin Mondragon

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Jane Nguyen

Jersey Village

National Merit Semifinalist

Alexander Razo

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Luke Rucker

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Nathan Tran

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Christine Vo

Jersey Village

National Merit Commended

Cristian Zertuche

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Jacob Zurbriggen

Jersey Village

National Hispanic Scholar

Eriny Atia

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Claudia Castillo

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholar

Benjamin Hudson

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Nadine Lee

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Alia Nathani

Langham Creek

National Merit Semifinalist

Olivia Stech

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Chloe Tang

Langham Creek

National Merit Semifinalist

Estafani Vasquez

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Isaac Warring

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

Anas Yousaf

Langham Creek

National Merit Commended

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