2009 National Merit Semifinalists Announced
14 Coppell High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. They were chosen based on their scores from the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and are among the students scoring the highest in the state.The National Merit Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. An estimated 16,000 semifinalists – less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide – were announced September 10, 2008 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These students were then honored by the CISD Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on September 29. The Board was proud to recognize the hard work and diligence of these 14 students.The CHS semifinalists include:Ryan CarlileAnna CaseyTaylor FoltynChan HongStephen JaquessJeevan KumarPhilip LeeEmily MarshClayton MulvihillDennis OcheiJames PagelsTrent WatsonAudrey WhiteHan Yu
Those students selected as finalists will compete for a total of more than $35 million in scholarships from the National Merit Corporation, corporate sponsors and college/university sponsors. Merit Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April. For more information about this program, go to http://www.nationalmerit.org/.