2010 National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Posted by CISD on 9/16/2009 10:00:00 AM

20 Coppell High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program, the most recognized in CISD history. They were chosen based on their scores from the 2008 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 16, 2009 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The CHS semifinalists include:

Annie Abraham

Suwetha Amsavelu

Paul Blazek

Ashwin Chandra

Peter Chang

Daphne Chen

Elisa Farrell

Patrick Foss

Bryce Heatherly

Lucy Huo

Christopher Nguyen

Katherine Quill

Bharadwaj Raghavan

Nathan Reck

Eric Ressler

Henry Trahan

Jeffrey Xue

Vicki Yang

Quinn Zhang

Zachary Zoda

Those students selected as finalists will compete for a total of more than $36 million in scholarships from the National Merit Corporation, corporate sponsors and college/university sponsors. Merit Scholarship winners will be announced next spring. For more information about this program, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org/.

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