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11 seniors named National Merit Semifinalist

11 CSISD seniors named National Merit Semifinalist
Posted on 09/16/2019
CSISD National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 11 College Station ISD seniors were recently named semifinalists in the 65th-annual National Merit Scholarship Program announced the National Merit Scholar Corporation.

Since 2003, CSISD has averaged an astounding 12.5 National Merit Semifinalists per year.

CSISD National Merit Semifinalists (CSISD schools attended)

  • Rhianna Boivie (Cypress Grove, CSMS, CSHS)
  • Albert Chen (CSMS, CSHS)
  • Sayuni Dharmasena (Rock Prairie, Cypress Grove, CSMS, CSHS)
  • Savyasachi Dixit (College Hills, Oakwood, AMCMS, AMCHS)
  • Eric Gan (Pebble Creek, Oakwood, AMCMS, AMCHS)
  • Claire Gatlin (CSMS, CSHS)
  • Alexander Hilty (Pebble Creek, Southwood Valley, Oakwood, AMCMS, AMCHS)
  • Amelia Hu (Rock Prairie, Cypress Grove, CSMS, CSHS)
  • Tian-Da Huang (Pebble Creek, Oakwood, AMCMS, AMCHS)
  • Abigail Perryman (Cypress Grove, CSMS, CSHS)
  • Amanda Rasmussen (Pebble Creek, Oakwood, AMCMS, AMCHS)

The 11 CSISD students are now in a pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide and are competing for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth a total of approximately $31 million.  About 90% of the semifinalists are expected to be named finalists and of those, around half will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the prestigious National Merit Scholar title.

Approximately 1.6 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2020 scholarship program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Scholarship winners for 2020 will be announced in a series of press releases beginning in April and concluding in May.

CSISD National Merit Semifinalists by year:

  • 2003:  7
  • 2004:  10
  • 2005:  9
  • 2006:  17
  • 2007:  17
  • 2008:  7
  • 2009:  16
  • 2010:  9
  • 2011:  11
  • 2012:  15
  • 2013:  14
  • 2014:  12
  • 2015:  12
  • 2016:  20
  • 2017:  13
  • 2018:  12
  • 2019:  11

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