2017 National Merit Semifinalists in Houston

 

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National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the semifinalists in their 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2015. To win the coveted “Semifinalist” designation, students must score in the top 1% of all students in the state.

(Photo Caption – At 44 National Merit Semifinalists and 31% of the senior class, St. John’s School once again had the most awardees in the greater Houston area.)

Semifinalists are eligible for more than 1,000 corporate-sponsored scholarships and 4,000 college-sponsored scholarships and can even get full rides to some Texas schools like University of Houston, Baylor, UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT Tyler, UNT Dallas, Abilene Christian, and Lubbock Christian.

Out of 1.6 million juniors entering the competition by taking the PSAT, approximately 16,000 students score in the top 1% to earn the designation “Semifinalist,” and about 90% of these will go on to become “National Merit Finalists.” Only 2500 students will earn a $2,500 scholarship and the title National Merit Scholar.

General Academic has confirmed directly with NMSC that the cutoff score for obtaining “Semifinalist” designation in Texas was a 220 and a 209 for Commended.

List of 2017 Houston-Area Semifinalists Winners

This list includes Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Sugarland, and The Woodlands

Note that the three digit number before a student’s name is their self-selected “College Major Career Code.” 999 means undecided; click here to download the explanation to all codes.sat-act-boot-camp-300-900

ATASCOCITA H. S.

  1. 161 Archer, Rachel A.

AWTY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

  1. 467 Botto-Tornielli, Marcos J.
  2. 450 Jafri, Mohammad S.

BELLAIRE H. S.

  1. 450 Cen, Edward D.
  2. 459 Choi, Dongha
  3. 455 De, Anusha
  4. 303 Dorsey, Jonathan C.
  5. 999 Eric, Sidharth
  6. 303 Han, Curran R.
  7. 103 He, Laurie Y.
  8. 450 Jorgensen, Anna E.
  9. 160 Kantamani, Venu
  10. 467 Marathi, Aneil
  11. 300 Pazgal, Oren
  12. 771 Reeves, Hannah
  13. 832 Tang, Michelle
  14. 454 Trinh, Clarise E.
  15. 907 Wei, Timothy Y.
  16. 303 Wong, Aaron
  17. 451 Zhang, Jonathan D.
  18. 628 Zhang, Yijie

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON H. S.

  1. 467 Capfer, Adam J.

CARNEGIE VANGUARD H. S.

  1. 942 Chang, Stephanie
  2. 455 Chatterjee, Ishaan
  3. 204 Goodfriend, Elizabeth R.
  4. 450 Lotlikar, Amrith
  5. 121 Rice, Robert D.
  6. 791 Vollmers, Grace E.
  7. 723 Williams, Olivia R.
  8. 454 Yang, Michael
  9. 999 Yun, Sarah K.

CINCO RANCH H. S.

  1. 628 Chirayil, Ann T.
  2. 999 Halvorsen, Sarah K.
  3. 904 Hodgins, Sabrina
  4. 163 Lee, Christina H.
  5. 214 Liu, Julie C.
  6. 459 Madhavan, Trisha
  7. 550 Muralidharan, Arya
  8. 600 Ngo, Sean B.
  9. 843 Patil, Amol M.
  10. 467 Perego, Elizabeth M.
  11. 999 Pereira, Sabrina E.
  12. 455 Sporkin, Michael J.
  13. 160 Tan, Jamie L.
  14. 999 Wang, Henry M.
  15. 200 Wu, Alyssa

CLEAR HORIZONS EARLY COLLEGE H. S.

  1. 302 Hudson, Andrew S.
  2. 628 Varghese, Leni M.

CLEAR LAKE H. S.

  1. 303 Dickey, Ethan W.
  2. 120 Go, Jessica
  3. 628 Hack, Joshua M.
  4. 455 Henini, Manale
  5. 870 Hua, Amanda Y.
  6. 303 Kumar, Anshuman
  7. 204 Lee, Dana
  8. 628 Ming, Xiuhui
  9. 600 Salim, Alexis W.
  10. 000 Selva, Kavita A.
  11. 907 Varma, Shriya
  12. 605 Venkataraman, Abhijeet K.
  13. 843 Wang, Kenneth C.
  14. 999 Yesantharao, Rahul V.
  15. 303 Zhang, George

CYPRESS CREEK H. S.

  1. 940 Thantrong, Chantal H.

CY – FAIR H. S.

  1. 303 Ahbab, Ahmad R.
  2. 450 Baldwin, Nichola

CYPRESS FALLS H. S.

  1. 450 Lu, Winnie
  2. 833 Vu, Sarah T.

CYPRESS LAKES H. S.

  1. 900 Suryanarayanan, Meenakshi A.

CYPRESS RANCH H. S.

  1. 467 Fernandez de la Vega, Joshua A.
  2. 450 Gupta, Paras
  3. 843 Miller, NathanielJ.

CYPRESS RIDGE H. S.

  1. 000 Agrawal, Poonam

CYPRESS WOODS H. S.

  1. 950 Crandon, Lauren E.
  2. 450 Echols, Allyson L.
  3. 300 Ha, Suyun

DULLES H. S.

  1. 454 Adams, Bruce V.
  2. 741 Balaji, Shreyas
  3. 450 Biswas, Srijeeta
  4. 455 Chen, Lang
  5. 200 Gelera, Jedd Rodney A.
  6. 302 Kapoor, Sanjana
  7. 450 Kilambi, Rahul
  8. 628 Kodikanti, Vineel
  9. 303 Kumar, Samir
  10. 999 Li, Elaina
  11. 455 Patel, Anish
  12. 459 Phanse, Sanika G.
  13. 830 Rolovic, Serdjan
  14. 467 Sainath, Harinandan
  15. 999 Sham, Megan J.
  16. 162 Teo, Megan J.
  17. 450 Uthirakulathu, Delphi J.
  18. 160 Wadhwani, Ashish
  19. 302 Yang, Jonathan
  20. 455 Yu, Sean T.
  21. 999 Zheng, Claire

DUCHESNE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART

  1. 454 Head, Katherine K.
  2. 454 Tarrand, Ariel E.

EMERY – WEINER SCHOOL

  1. 457 Engelhart, Joseph A.
  2. 999 Lewandowski, Cassia L.

FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  1. 600 Carpenter, Margaret S.

FRASSATI CATHOLIC H. S.

  1. 451 Edwards, John M.

GLENDA DAWSON H. S.

  1. 302 Do, Matthew M.
  2. 450 Feng, Justin D.
  3. 450 Ketterer, John J.
  4. 300 Laroche, Vincent V.
  5. 455 Leonardi, Paul A.
  6. 218 Liu, Andy
  7. 300 Liu, Toby
  8. 628 Pan, Jessie
  9. 161 Sathuluri, Moses B.
  10. 450 Sathuluri, Paul V.
  11. 456 Tao, Wendy
  12. 000 Wu, Darrick

HARMONY SCHOOL OF ADVANCEMENT

  1. 907 Ahmad, Mustafa M.
  2. 500 Kim, Daniel D.

HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

  1. 999 Elmers, Olivia
  2. 204 Khan, Asad M.
  3. 628 Liebster, Augustin D.
  4. 950 Miller, Jacob R.
  5. 999 Shen, Phillip Z.
  6. 950 Vaughan, Bethany G.

HOMESCHOOL

  1. 450 Brown, Sarah R.
  2. 712 Hale, Alexander B.
  3. 894 Harris, Vanessa M.
  4. 450 Koltko, Andrew A.

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN H. S.

  1. 742 Couch, Allison
  2. 742 Jack, Emily A.
  3. 303 Lee, Tatum

I. H. KEMPNER H. S.

  1. 302 Khondker, Sammy N. 7
  2. 41 Smith, Eli S.

INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY

  1. 450 Winter, Anna C.

JAMES E. TAYLOR H. S.

  1. 303 Burrus, Jack W.
  2. 450 Elliott, Christopher E.
  3. 999 Gopilan, Lance C.
  4. 999 Kovner, Athena
  5. 710 Lin, Angela G.
  6. 999 Lin, Shujian
  7. 628 Nair, Goutham A.
  8. 600 Rao, Jessica X.
  9. 999 Sturzu, Maria
  10. 120 Tao, Zein
  11. 999 Wang, Kyle L.
  12. 209 Whelan, Matthew R.

JERSEY VILLAGE H. S.

  1. 450 Neidhardt, Sarah N.

JOHN COOPER SCHOOL

  1. 185 Flanagan, Mark
  2. 999 Fojtasek, Pamela E.
  3. 454 George, Alex
  4. 204 Kareh, Victor O.
  5. 455 Ramirez, Kaitlyn R.
  6. 303 Valderrama, Gina
  7. 303 Wade, John S.

KATY H. S.

  1. 740 Meier, Holly G.

KINGWOOD H. S.

  1. 999 Barrett, Luke D.
  2. 821 Cavnar-Johnson, Matthew S.
  3. 821 Cavnar-Johnson, Samuel P.
  4. 459 Elo, Ryan E.
  5. 451 Fuja, Jackson M.
  6. 467 Gawankar, Gaurav K.
  7. 461 Padhye, Ronan W.
  8. 455 Wambaugh, Andrew P.
  9. 450 Wilson, Riley N.

KINGWOOD PARK H. S.

  1. 870 Hoffman, Hannah E.
  2. 710 Mika, Gregory P.
  3. 455 Zolton, Gabriel C

KLEIN COLLINS H. S.

  1. 773 Ahmed, Shoaib F.
  2. 467 Burgett, Ross W.

KLEIN OAK H. S.

  1. 160 Brown, Adlie J.
  2. 712 Houchins, Harrison D.
  3. 628 Wang, Emily H.

JERSEY VILLAGE H. S.

  1. 450 Neidhardt, Sarah N.

KINKAID SCHOOL

  1. 450 Choi, Christina
  2. 628 Feldman, Katlyn F.
  3. 200 Goettee, John
  4. 000 Harper, Egan
  5. 466 Huynh, Brighton
  6. 450 Lahourcade, Robert S.
  7. 999 Liu, Vivian
  8. 628 Maksoud, Rylan A.
  9. 843 Meng, Cody X.
  10. 160 Yang, Kristine L.

MAYDE CREEK H. S.

  1. 303 Hannan, Wahibah

MEMORIAL H. S.

  1. 164 Anderson, Richard G.
  2. 999 Caesar, William R.
  3. 200 Callahan, Conner M.
  4. 453 Glass, Joshua A.
  5. 455 Herndon, Trent T.
  6. 454 Im, Tiger G.
  7. 450 Kirchhofer, Davis K.
  8. 452 Liu, Runlin
  9. 522 Nguyen, Lan L.
  10. 501 Oldham, Mark D.
  11. 454 Yang, Frank

MICHAEL E. DE BAKEY H. S. FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

  1. 454 Dao, Ashley P.
  2. 160 Deajon-Jackson, Jelani
  3. 301 Gogula, Sashank
  4. 628 Han, Jeong
  5. 161 Jin, Alex L.
  6. 161 Katta, Nagendra K.
  7. 628 Khan, Maryam B.
  8. 171 Lovelace, Zoe O.
  9. 628 Mishra, Pragya
  10. 628 Narayana, Vishnu G.
  11. 999 Natarajan, Shruti
  12. 628 Nayyar, Roma S.
  13. 628 Nguyen, Adam V.
  14. 301 Park, Andrew
  15. 160 Sidiq, Sameer A.
  16. 628 Wang, Ray T.
  17. 836 Zhang, Vincent

MIRABEAU B. LAMAR H. S.

  1. 467 Swart, Edward J.

OBRA D. TOMPKINS H. S.

  1. 450 Bandaranaike, Brian 4
  2. 50 Chandran, Kavya
  3. 999 Chen, Lucy H.
  4. 628 Gunukula, Divya
  5. 459 Howard, Jonathan A.
  6. 302 Lei, Jianing
  7. 999 Liu, Audrey C.
  8. 999 Vargas, Matthew R.

PEARLAND H. S.

  1. 300 Jackson, Mitchell W.

PROVIDENCE CLASSICAL SCHOOL

  1. 160 Overcash, Mary E.

SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL

  1. 870 Koy, McKenna
  2. 628 Quach, Emily N.

SEVEN LAKES H. S.

  1. 454 Elanchezhian, Moniish
  2. 455 Gurfinkel, Dora C.
  3. 450 Koster, Ian N.
  4. 600 Kulkarni, Veda K.
  5. 450 Li, Melinda
  6. 451 Lopes, Rachel M.
  7. 455 Patel, Eva S.
  8. 999 Prabhudesai, Madhura
  9. 999 Shu, Jessica
  10. 450 Sun, Clio
  11. 162 Sweeney, Heather N.
  12. 999 Venkat, Sindhu K.
  13. 000 Xia, Michelle Y.
  14. 162 Xiong, Thomas W.
  15. 600 Xu, Sharon
  16. 303 Yang, Andrew
  17. 627 Yang, Francine K.
  18. 742 Yang, Kevin
  19. 303 Yu, Jingze
  20. 999 Zhang, Justin M.
  21. 302 Zhou, Helen

ST. AGNES ACADEMY

  1. 999 Carlson, Rebecca R.
  2. 628 Condron, Mary T.
  3. 999 Costantini, Annamaria L.
  4. 999 Felix, Mary E.
  5. 300 Heilman, Kelly E.
  6. 450 Javed, Zehra
  7. 455 Mian, Simal A.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL

  1. 450 Aiman, Jared B.
  2. 906 Allegar, Miranda
  3. 455 Bloom, Jonathan S.
  4. 955 Boehme, James
  5. 628 Chang, Sophia
  6. 943 Clayton, Sophie L.
  7. 160 Cook, Cameron M.
  8. 833 Corpening, Robert R.
  9. 270 Dawson, Camille C.
  10. 999 Dawson, Mary Elizabeth C.
  11. 742 Fastow, Matthew I.
  12. 200 Foshee, Samuel E.
  13. 450 Hanson, Jayan A.
  14. 450 Huang, Laura Y.
  15. 700 Huff, Andrew F.
  16. 999 Jacobs, Courtney
  17. 999 Jain, Divya
  18. 821 Kagan, Harry I.
  19. 200 Kang, Benjamin
  20. 773 Kennedy, John G.
  21. 970 Krishnan, Keshav S.
  22. 628 Lahoti, Nina A.
  23. 999 Li, Sophia
  24. 999 Liu, Shuning
  25. 999 Ma, Jacqueline C.
  26. 700 Maines, William C.
  27. 999 Malick, Inaara
  28. 600 Ramzel, John A.
  29. 999 Ren, Yuming
  30. 743 Ru, Christina
  31. 457 Schultz, Austin C.
  32. 720 Shea, Emma C.
  33. 628 Shen, Laura M.
  34. 450 Simmons, Hayden M.
  35. 450 Slawin, Bailey R.
  36. 999 Smith, Katherine P.
  37. 450 Souvaliotis, Jason
  38. 162 Ticatch, Jillian T.
  39. 463 Tulek, Elysa G.
  40. 161 VanLoh, Sarah A.
  41. 943 Vazquez, Maria I.
  42. 214 Vogel, Reese
  43. 501 Westmark, Maxwell D.
  44. 832 Zhang, Yuling

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

  1. 836 Halsey, Alexander T.
  2. 121 Melendrez, Eli W.
  3. 454 Phang, Katelynn
  4. 628 Wong, Calvin

ST. THOMAS H. S.

  1. 160 Lawrence, Adam G.
  2. 628 Miggins, John J.
  3. 209 Pickering, Scott M.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN H. S.

  1. 472 Ali, Zakariya A.
  2. 628 Ding, Karen L.
  3. 870 Gray, Valerie A.
  4. 472 Hashmi, Abdul W.
  5. 451 Johnson, Tyler R.
  6. 628 Liu, Olivia C.
  7. 833 Yasir, Maria
  8. 999 Zhang, Jason T.
  9. 000 Zhao, Alexander W.

STRAKE JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY

  1. 000 Browning, Samuel R.
  2. 000 Ledet, Andrew
  3. 000 Ledig, William P.
  4. 000 Singh, Aaron
  5. 000 Smith, William A.
  6. 000 Weathington, Briggs T.

STRATFORD H. S.

  1. 450 Ginn, Caleb F.
  2. 628 Yang, Heream

TEXAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

  1. 894 Kennon, Morgan

VILLAGE SCHOOL

  1. 455 Pillai, Daniel M.
  2. 600 Quach, Ryan
  3. 950 Vaporciyan, Nicholas A.

WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS H. S.

  1. 454 Bixenman, Nadia I.
  2. 455 Chen, Kevin
  3. 629 Chin, Stephanie
  4. 160 Chiu, Eric
  5. 302 Christman, Elizabeth Y.
  6. 000 Dong, Yinzhi
  7. 171 Efendy, Brittny
  8. 455 Guo, Michael W.
  9. 461 Hareesh, Ashwin
  10. 209 Hrebenar, Jared
  11. 999 Huang, Catherine
  12. 457 Huang, Da
  13. 303 Hwang, Angela L.
  14. 160 Joshi, Sara R.
  15. 843 Karkada, Dhruva
  16. 303 Kaul, Drew K.
  17. 166 Kaul, Eshani S.
  18. 628 Lam, Ryan X.
  19. 628 Misra, Shruti
  20. 843 Mock, Daniel N.
  21. 459 Mullick, Vikram A.
  22. 000 Nguyen, Meghan M.
  23. 000 Ning, Zhongqi
  24. 999 Pan, Aaron Y.
  25. 453 Pham, Anthony V.
  26. 164 Rajaram, Varun
  27. 160 Ramaswamy, Nila
  28. 999 Rao, Kevin
  29. 906 Ren, Jefferson
  30. 628 Shah, Shruti N.
  31. 628 Shao, Mike H.
  32. 999 Shi, Yue
  33. 450 Syed, Saeed A.
  34. 302 Tan, Edward X.
  35. 628 Venkataraman, Sara
  36. 999 Xu, Byron
  37. 209 Xu, Kevin
  38. 467 Xue, Kangrui
  39. 303 Yu, Shenghao
  40. 999 Zhang, Lucia
  41. 843 Zhou, Fan
  42. 162 Zhou, Jina A.

THE WOODLANDS COLLEGE PARK H. S.

  1. 456 Bailey, Ryan P.
  2. 455 Bohnet, Kristen
  3. 360 Caron, Meleah D.
  4. 467 Daugherty, Andrew T.
  5. 204 Emmi, Nivva
  6. 628 Ganesh, Vidisha
  7. 303 Hill, Zachary A.
  8. 470 Kelly, Meriel
  9. 455 Lungu, Sebastian
  10. 300 Nutt, Austin S.
  11. 467 Paufler, Jake M.
  12. 450 Prochaska, Kaila M.
  13. 999 Shi, Franklin H.
  14. 628 Tran, Evelyn
  15. 450 Walczak, Brunon S.
  16. 214 Zhang, Jessica J.

THE WOODLANDS H. S.

  1. 454 Aquique, Federico R.
  2. 467 Benavides, Thomas P.
  3. 999 Curtis, Scott A.
  4. 455 Herdejurgen, Jack D.
  5. 209 Irwin, Casey E.
  6. 999 Monks, Nicholas A.
  7. 892 Purcell, Michael Q.
  8. 999 Selvaraj, Nivedhitha K.
  9. 628 Talwalker, Mohit
  10. 843 Tudor, Ian J.

XAVIER EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY

  1. 742 Murphy, Garrett L.

Click here to download the full press release from National Merit Scholarship Corporation

  • Updated 9/15/16 at 21:30 to include Bellaire High School, which was not included under “Houston” in the NMSC press release.
  • Updated 9/16/16 at 9:33 to include confirmed cutoff scores.
  • Updated 9/20/16 at 16:42 to include a note about the College Major Career Codes
  • Update 5/19/17 at 16:00 to include additional schools

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3 Comments

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  2. Sandi Meier says:

    You also didn’t include Katy High School, which did have a finalist.

  3. You didn’t include Jersey Village High school or Cypress Ranch High School. You seemed to have included all of the other CFISD (Cypress Fairbanks ISD) high schools so this seems to be an ommission. Jersey Village is in Houston.

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