National Merit Semi-finalists


20 students named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists, a new record
55 students earn Commended status
 
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 Grapevine High School 
 CHHS National Merit SemiFinalist  GHS National Merit
SEMIFINALISTS
Holly Ahaus
Yuyuan Ding
Thomas Durkin
Jing Gao
Colby Kennedy
Kristen Nguyen
Samuel Pollack
Kathryn Schmidt
Vartika Varshney
Michael Wright 
Emily Chwa
Hannah Daniel
Kyle Flamm
Grant Hill
Grayson Jackson
Lorene O'Quinn
Namita Saraf
Skyler Simon
Miha Valencic
Tine Valencic 
 
COMMENDED STUDENTS
CHHS Commended
William Allan
Destiny Alvarez
Austin Benvegnu
Elizabeth Bolaji
Samuel Chen
Brian Cho
Craig Christian
Madison Dettmer
Samantha Easterling
Gabriella Graceffo
Karen Guan
Carter Hanson
Collin Harris
William Hernandez
Zoe Hollinger
Joseph Jackson
Maksym Krutko
Oleksiy Krutko
Katelyn Lee
Courtney Ma
Daelon Morais
Christopher Nguyen
Hannah Nguyen
Rebecca Ortiz
David Perkins
Michael Prescott
Alena Rajwani 
GHS Commended
Kaab Ashqeen
Raelene Burke
Madison Chao
Madison Cleff
David Coffin
David Dacus
Jennifer Foster
Elaina Garza
Alexander Gravenor
Katlyn Hutson
Haneen Khan
Anjali Mangrola
Paul McCullough
Clayton Mills
Jason Moy
Josie Moyer
Grace Nguyen
Olivia Nolte
Abigail Oswald
Mckenzie Packer
Raneem Qasim
Thomas Samaan
Michael Scott
Khiloni Shah
Jason Shumaker
Tyler Sporisky
Griffin Wade
Michael Woolsey