Ninety RRISD students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

A record-breaking 90 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 63 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists.

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation selects the highest achieving students for its program. Approximately 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists among 1.5 million students nationwide who completed the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, according to the organization.

“Our students’ selection as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists represents their hard work and the collective support of their teachers and parents,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores said. “We are proud to celebrate their outstanding achievements and commend them for serving as prime examples of the talent and academic excellence we have in Round Rock ISD.”

Semifinalists have now advanced to apply for the finalist standing, which will be announced in February. Approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarship award winners will be announced between March and June, according to the organization.

The following students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists:

Cedar Ridge High School

  • Jameson Kampfe
  • Connor Scott

McNeil High School

  • Jaden Fang
  • Bela Gadgil
  • Ethan Golla
  • Vignesh Krishnamurthy
  • Sarah Lee
  • Gilbert Lehman
  • Arka Majumdar
  • Franklin Mao
  • Anthony Nguyen
  • Anjana Ramachandra
  • Cameron Schnurer
  • Evie Shaw
  • Sumin Son
  • Emma Tkacz
  • Vinh Ton

Round Rock High School

  • Ammar M. Abed
  • Matthew A. Harvill
  • Alec N. Kennison
  • Emma G. Mishler
  • Kaylee M. Pascarella
  • William A. Peeples
  • Oren C. Shed
  • David Tang

Stony Point High School

  • Noah Coker
  • Johnny Nguyen
  • Neeti Swami

Westwood High School

  • Noah Adcock
  • Daniel Bao
  • Martha Beaty
  • Owen Benner
  • Sanjana Bettadpur
  • Charles Block
  • Julia Bowers
  • Tuo Chang
  • Albert Chen
  • Brian Chen
  • Apoorva Chintala
  • Brian Chiu
  • Joonhee Cho
  • Kavyaa Choudhary
  • Marshall Dean
  • Daniel Deng
  • Kush Desai
  • Nisha Desai
  • Mona Dong
  • Rory Gatson
  • Nicolas Goff
  • Janhavi Govande
  • Ritik Goyal
  • Lucas Gretta
  • Jared Henley
  • David Hsieh
  • Kevin Huang
  • Tanvi Ingle
  • Arjun Jain
  • Rucha Joshi
  • Iris Kim
  • Jiwon Kim
  • Junwoo Kim
  • Niam Kuttanna
  • Junu Lee
  • Jae Hyup Lee
  • Catherine Li
  • Kevin Li
  • Andrew Lu
  • Audrey Lu
  • Niti Malwade
  • Rohith Mandavilli
  • Anuj Maniyar
  • Osric Nagle
  • Sanika Nayak
  • Jessie Park
  • Aditya Parulekar
  • Devika Patel
  • Yas Purohit
  • Naveen Rajan
  • Jack Shen
  • Akash Singh
  • Varshinee Sreekanth
  • Ryan Sze
  • Aneesh Thallapreddy
  • Shreya Thiagarajan
  • Persephone Tian
  • James Wang
  • Phoenix Wang
  • Sreya Yalamanchili
  • James Yan
  • Kathleen Zhang