Congratulations to our 37 National Merit Semifinalists. CHS Recognized Students: John Alberse, Zachary Begland, Dhathri Bobba, Jared Cisco, Asutosh Dhakal, Tanvi Gupta, Hrishikesh Inamdar , Shao-Po Huang, Ayoung Jo, Ethan Judd, Tejas Kalanithi, Vinay Kalvacherla, Taeeun Kim, Daniel Koh, Raghav Kotha, Surbhi Kumar, Anna Kustar, Sydney Legee, Anushka Limaye, Pooja Marella, Joseph Overman, Sriram Palepu, Shivani Patel, Giselle Peng, Zachary Pranske, Neha Purandare, Sajani Raja, Ananya Rajesh, Surabi Rao, Vishaal Sakthivelnathan, Prinon Shahed, Robert Shi, Amogh Singhal, Julia Sircar, Dev Thimmisetty, Katherine Yut and NTH@C Recognized Student: Catherine Jackson
These students scored a perfect score on the SAT or ACT-- among one of the highest accolades a high school student can attain. SAT Perfect Scores: Daniel Koh and Robert Shi; ACT Perfect Scores: Pierce Dalton, Zachary Begland, Ethan Judd, Vinay Kalvacherla, Pooja Marella, Mayuri Raja, Ananya Rajesh, Amogh Singhal
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. The awardees named today teach 7th through 12th grade.
Lori Vincenzo, Kindergarten teacher at Town Center Elementary and Anthony Smith, Social Studies teacher at Coppell Middle School East, were announced as the district’s Teacher of the Year finalists earlier this week. Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip made the announcement during the CISD Education Foundation’s Annual Student/Teacher Academic Recognition Banquet stating to a crowd of nearly 400, “We are so fortunate in our community to have some of the most talented educators anywhere – they are truly outstanding."