CCISD Announces 2019 National Merit Semifinalists

CCISD Announces 2019 National Merit Semifinalists
Posted on 09/27/2018
national meritOfficials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 34 students who attend high school in the Clear Creek Independent School District. They attend Clear Brook High School, Clear Creek High School, Clear Falls High School Clear Lake High School and Clear Springs High School.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state from their PSAT scores.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. The semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application listing their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.

CCISD is proud to announce the following students as National Merit Semifinalists:

Clear Brook High School
Rishika Chidananda
Amanda Pastrano

Clear Creek High School
Chandini Muthukumar
Cameron Noorbakhsh

Clear Falls High School
Samantha Hallam
Hannah Neighbors
Brayden Vargas-Calderon

Clear Lake High School
Clare Bernay
Alina Dong
Shriya Fruitwala
Edward Li
Alex Liang
Evan Lu
Vaidya Parthasarathy
Jason Pauly
Julie Sang
Adam Schoenberg
Grace Song
Arunan Thiviyanathan
Krisha Tripathy
Camille Villar
Steven Wu
Teresa Xing
Anqi Yang
Esther Yoon
Richard Zhang
William Zhang
Dean Zhou

Clear Springs High School
Amr Ahmed
Eshal Ali
Anthony Barcio
Nadia Crawford
Emily Nguyen
Faith Nguyen

For more information about the Nation Merit Scholarship Program go to

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