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Eighty Plano ISD Seniors Earn Semifinalist Standing in National Merit Program

October 8, 2013 (updated)
September 16, 2013 (original post)

National Merit LogoPlano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognizing 80 seniors who have been awarded National Merit Semifinalist status. These Plano ISD students are among 16,000 academically talented seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million to be awarded next spring.

To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill arduous academic and application requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. Of the estimated 90 percent of the semifinalists who achieve finalist standing, approximately a fourth will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Superintendent of Schools Richard Matkin said, “I congratulate each of these outstanding students receiving this honor recognizing individual performance, academic ability and the potential for successful pursuit of rigorous college programs. Our district salutes each of these scholastic champions and wishes them success in their endeavors to advance in this prestigious scholarship program.

Congratulations, Semifinalists!

Plano East Senior High School

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Sahiti Cherukuri
Ethan Dsilva
Asma Fares
Rakshan Govindarajan
Elizabeth J. Haynes
Trevor J. Hornung
Samuel Huang
Hannah E. Jones
Nisarg S. Joshi

 

Jonathan C. Kim
Safa Mohammed
Priyanka P. Narvekar
Evan D. Smith
Varun V. Srinivasan
Michael N. Trinh
Sanchana Vasikaran
Shruthi Velidi

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Plano Senior High School

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Laila F. Abbas
Ahsun Asad
Andrew M. Bramlett
Eshan A. Dabak
Pavan Duddupudi
Nathan D. Dula
Roy Falik
Matthew J. Geise
Helen He
Kevin S. Ho
Angela L. Huang
Arvind Jayakumar
Maya M. Josiam
Matthew R. Judy
Thomas C. Kerwin
Rishabh S. Kothari
Catherine Lee

 

Juwon Lee
Eric C. Li
Ximei Li
Thomas R. Lu
Weijun Ma
Thomas MIzell
Sanjana Nayak
Dhara M. Patel
Sriram Ravula
Samantha G. Robbins
Evelyn Shen
Ashwini Suresh
Neil Vyas
Jessica J. Wu
Katherine S. Xiu
Angela W. Zhang
Alex M. Zou

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Plano West Senior High School

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Stephen E. Banko
Robert Buxton
Jeffrey J. Chang
Ronbo Fan
Isaac D. Getto
Malcolm D. Gilvar
Tyler E. Halpern
Grace B. Han
Dylan D. Hunn
Sidharth Kapur
Vivek Kuppurajan
Eric J. Lee
Mickey G. Li
Connor A. Madden
Justin Nguyen

 

Taylor E. Ray
Andrew J. Schaeffer
Robert A. Schmidt
Andrew Shan
Sarah G. Shao
Chris Sun
Alison L. Tsai
Michael L. Wang
Samuel Z. Wang
Matthew D. Webb
Osmond Z. Wen
Arnold Wey
Phillip Yan
Edward Yu

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“I congratulate each of these outstanding students receiving this honor recognizing individual performance, academic ability and the potential for successful pursuit of rigorous college programs. Our district salutes each of these scholastic champions and wishes them success in their endeavors to advance in this prestigious scholarship program.”

~ Richard Matkin
Superintendent of Schools