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Northeast Times | December 1, 2021

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20 GCISD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

20 GCISD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty GCISD seniors have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Selection is based on the students’ scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). GCISD’s National Merit Semifinalists are part of an elite a group of students representing fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These academically talented students have the opportunity to continue in the program and compete for scholarships that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists nationwide are expected to attain Finalist standing, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship.


Colleyville Heritage High School:

Holly Ahaus

Yuyuan Ding

Thomas Durkin

Jing Gao

Colby Kennedy

Kristen Nguyen

Samuel Pollack

Kathryn Schmidt

Vartika Varshney

Michael Wright


Grapevine High School:

Emily Chwa

Hannah Daniel

Kyle Flamm

Grant Hill

Grayson Jackson

Lorene O’Quinn

Namita Saraf

Skyler Simon

Miha Valencic

Tine Valencic