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March 6, 2018 - National Merit Scholarship Program 2018 Finalists

 

National Merit Logo Plano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in recognizing 119 students who have been awarded finalist standing in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, NMSC notifies approximately 7,500 finalists at their home addresses that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship® award. Merit Scholarship® awards are of three types:

National Merit® $2500 Scholarships - Every finalist competes for these single payment scholarships, which are awarded on a state-representational basis. Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice or major and career plans.

Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship® awards - Corporate sponsors designate their awards for children of their employees or members; for residents of a community where a company has operations; or for finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage. These scholarships may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards. 

College-sponsored Merit Scholarship® awards - Officials of each sponsor college select winners of their awards from finalists who have been accepted for admission and have informed NMSC by the published deadlines that the sponsor college or university is their first choice. These awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Merit Scholarship® awards are supported by some 420 independent sponsors and by NMSC's own funds. Sponsor organizations include corporations and businesses, company foundations, professional associations and colleges and universities.

Congratulations to the following students who have reached finalist standing:

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
  • Mohit Gupta
  • Rahul S. Hayaran
  • Anuhya S. Kotta
  • Andrew Y. Kwon
  • Yulsue Briana Lao
  • Michael Y. Lou
  • Margaret R. Macpherson
  • Shyam P. Madhani
  • Minh-Huy N. Phung
  • Rithvik Ramesh
  • Akhil Saxena
  • Baxter A. Thompson
  • Lindia Tjuatja
  • Matthew W. Zhao

Plano Senior High School

  • Kanishk M. Adarkar
  • Alison I. Barnett
  • Zoe G. Barth
  • Swetha V. Berana
  • Karen Z. Chen
  • Sarah H. Chen
  • Timothy J. Contoveros
  • Alexandria H. Cui
  • Umar Z. Faiz
  • Zhiyuan Fan
  • Jessica C. Johnson
  • Raymond Jow
  • Kevin M. Kinney
  • Vinh Q. Le
  • Seoyoung Lee
  • Katherine Lei
  • Abhilash C. Potluri
  • Veda Z. Tsai
  • Sarah D. Velick
  • Shuda Xia
  • Jonathan Z. Yang
  • Triston M. Zhang

Plano West Senior High School

  • 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 Krishna 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 P. Liu
  • Christina Lu
  • Jason Luo
  • Michael Y. Ma
  • Jade A. McAdams
  • Ishaan K. Mehta
  • Abhinav Nadella
  • Kaitlyn V. Ng
  • Benjamin Bronislav 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 Todorov Yanakiev
  • Bill J. Yang
  • Carlyn J. Yang
  • Jerry Z. Yang
  • Anish R. Yellaturu
  • Angel T. Yi
  • Briana J. Zhang
  • Stephanie Y. Zhang
  • Daphne S.  Zhu
  • Charissa Y. Zou
  • Elizabeth Y. Zou