2019-20 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Seniors commended for 2018-19 PSAT scores


National Merit semifinalists smile beside Principal James Cross (far right) and Senior Assistant Principal Tammy Laurence (far left).

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor

The National Merit Scholarship program has been recognizing high achieving academic students since 1955. Of the 1.6 million students that take the PSAT their junior year, only 16,000 advance to the semifinals. Semifinalists are chosen on a state-representational basis, only the highest scoring students of each state receive this honor. To be considered for a National Merit scholarship, students must advance to the Final round. Finalists will be announced in February 2020.

Cinco Ranch 2019-20 Semifinalists:

(From left to right)

Alex Dial

Jessica Ngo

Edward Lu

Ella Conner

Taha Ismail

Caren Koh

Jimmy Zhang

Manisha Pillai

Dong-Yeoun You

Jessica Hupp

Matthew Mohn

Anuraag Routray