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Sept. 21, 2017 - 124 Plano ISD Seniors Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

 

124 Plano ISD Students in Competition 
for 7,500 Scholarships Worth More than $32 Million

Plano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognizing 124 students who have been awarded semifinalist standing in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These Plano ISD students are among 16,000 high school seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $32 million to be awarded next spring.

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Of the estimated 90 percent of the semifinalists who achieve finalist standing, approximately one half will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Congratulations to these academically talented students.

Plano ISD Academy High School

  • Usaid Malik

Plano East Senior High School

  • Vedant S. Agrawal
  • Vikas G. Barevadia
  • Shreya Mohan Battu
  • Adhya Beesam
  • Shriya Beesam
  • Marin Budic
  • Harsh Choudhary
  • Raghu H. Gorla
  • Mohit Gupta
  • Rahul S. Hayaran
  • Anuhya S. Kotta
  • Andrew Y. Kwon
  • Yulsue B. Lao
  • Michael Y. Lou
  • Margaret R. Macpherson
  • Shyam P. Madhani
  • Minh-Huy N. Phung
  • Rithvik Ramesh
  • Veronica M. Roan
  • Kshitij Sachan
  • Akhil Saxena
  • Baxter A. Thompson
  • Lindia Tjuatja
  • Matthew W. Zhao

Plano Senior High School

  • Kanishk Adarkar
  • Alison Barnett
  • Zoe Barth
  • Swetha Berana
  • Karen Chen
  • Sarah Chen
  • Timothy Contoveros
  • Alexandria Cui
  • Umar Faiz
  • Zhiyuan Fan
  • Jessica Johnson
  • Raymond Jow
  • Kevin Kinney
  • Vinh Le
  • Seoyoung Lee
  • Katherine Lei
  • Abhilash Potluri
  • Veda Tsai
  • Sarah Velick
  • Shuda Xia
  • Jonathan Yang
  • Triston Zhang

Plano West Senior High School

  • Sadiya A. Abdul
  • Dishan L. Abeysinghe
  • Navin L. Ahire
  • Aditya Arjun
  • Kevin Z. Bai
  • Gunjan R. Bhattarai
  • Andrew T. Chai
  • Nisha P. Chandra
  • Christy R. Chang
  • Thomas B. Cheung
  • Woo Jin Choi
  • Eric W. Deng
  • Ashwin S. Desai
  • Zoie Fan
  • Cody Y. Fang
  • Michael P. Fass
  • Shelby A. Gammon
  • Ashley E. Garber
  • Ritesh Gautam
  • Eric L. Ge
  • Thomas P. Gioia
  • David L. Guo
  • Richard W. Guo
  • Kevin J. Hao
  • Angela S. He
  • Teddy Hsieh
  • Andrew Y. Huang
  • Dylan J. Hylander
  • Emma F. Ito
  • Niyenth K. Iyengar
  • Sharon Jiang
  • Prakul Kapoor
  • Saumil H. Khadilkar
  • Elizabeth K. Khalilian
  • Jason J. Kim
  • Emily J. Lam
  • Cameron P. Leavell
  • Jordan A. Lee
  • Sooyong Lee
  • Andy Li
  • Kaitlynn Li
  • Dachey Lin
  • Ranie Lin
  • Richard Liu
  • Christina Lu
  • Jason Luo
  • Michael Y. Ma
  • Jade A. McAdams
  • Ishaan K. Mehta
  • Abhinav Nadella
  • Kaitlyn V. Ng
  • Benjamin B. Popokh
  • Nikhil Ramaswamy
  • Katherine E. Reilly
  • Soha A. Rizvi
  • Allen Shufer
  • Katherine F. Sperry
  • Lindsay M. Stapleton
  • David C. Sun
  • Furkan C. Toprak
  • Annette J. Tsong
  • Alanna N. Vu
  • Brian Wang
  • Frances W. Wu
  • Roy L. Xiong
  • Matey T. Yanakiev
  • Bill J. Yang
  • Carlyn J. Yang
  • Jerry Z. Yang
  • Anish R. Yellaturu
  • Angel T. Yi
  • Austin H. Yuan
  • Briana J. Zhang
  • Stephanie Y. Zhang
  • Daphne S. Zhu
  • Charissa Y. Zou
  • Elizabeth Y. Zou