About 16,000 high school seniors nationwide, including 108 from the Tarrant County area, have been named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program and will compete for more than $33 million in scholarship awards next spring.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools took the 2015 preliminary SAT, or PSAT, the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.
Scholarship winners — National Merit Scholars — will be selected from finalists after a review of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Three types of scholarships are offered through the program, including corporate- and college-sponsored awards. Winners will be announced in four segments beginning in April.
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Tarrant-area National Merit semifinalists
Aledo High School: McGee, Brian J. and Robb, Kevin M.
Argyle High School: Castle, Matthew and McWhorter, Timothy M.
Liberty Christian School: Hovanetz, Kelsey G.
Arlington High School: Hoelscher, Alyssa and Nguyen, Megan T.
Bowie High School: Scanlan, Jacob B.
Lamar High School: Siu, Danny
Mansfield Summit High School: Erickson, Daniel S.
Martin High School: Brandt, Marshall C.; Granger, Andrew M.; Haseen, Shazib; Kim, Robert J.; Lee, Soobin; Rein, Irving; and Wong, Jonathan.
Oakridge School: Gladden, Noah S.; Skinner, Evan C.; Tan, Ryan C.; Wright, Mark J.; and Zhang, Amy H.
Uplift Summit International Preparatory: O’Connor-Lynch, Patrick
Home school: Korb, Joshua C. and Pavlik, Heather
Heritage High School: Abron, Matthew J.; Ashai, Ali S.; Ayers, Chloe E.; Camperlengo, Harrison P.; Gaughan, Matthew; Nackley, Isabel H.; Navendra, Ishan; Nguyen, Austin; Nie, Michael; Park, Seyun; Wezniak, Garrett; and Yan, Justin
Trinity High School: Cho, Young Jun; Henning, Adam C.; Hyun, Lauren Y.; Khandker, Sami I.; Liao, Alan S.; McDowell, Amanda L.; and Sadriwala, Mustafa M.
All Saints Episcopal School: Albritton, Caleb R.; Vida, Coby B.; and Zak, Brittany N.
Covenant Classical School: McDonald, John B.
Fort Worth Country Day School: Aufiero, Nicholas R.; Ng, Kai Jing; and Williams, Conner
Harmony School of Innovation: Aguilar, Rodrigo A.
Nolan Catholic High School: Gale, Catherine A. and Martin, Matthew R.
North Crowley High School: Choi, Kun and Hwang, Ji W.
Paschal High School: Dalal, Sujata; Hyry, Catherine; Kovuru, Shashank; Louden, Sydney I.; and Yanney, Reid L.
Southwest Christian School: Metersky, Megan C.
Trinity Valley School: Browne, Fintan A.; Dou, William R.; Im, Timothy; Liao, Brian N.; Pickell, William C.; and Turan, Lara S.
Grapevine High School: Bitner, Matthew D.; Edwards, Lauren N.; Goad, Shannon M.; Lastinger, Andrew J.; Taylor, Carson; Walton, Anastasia R.; and Wouters, Cassandra L.
Central High School: Hassan, Adel and Ross, Evan S.
Keller High School: Bribiesca, Emersen T.; Carr, Maci C.; Cascella, Robert; Hall, Dylan G.; Vachaspati, Pranav; and Wang, Jason
Mansfield High School: Li, Eric; Sterling, Mark D.; and Whitt, Austin J.
Mineral Wells High School: Walsh, Jacob P.
Carroll High School: Aggarwal, Vikram A.; Gentry, Kristen M.; Hanlon, Keara T.; Harris, Peter A.; Hart, Eric M.; Helm, Joshua R.; Hemanth, Akash; Jain, Asha K.; Karau, William A.; Lee, Preston C.; Li, Amanda N.; Mak, Myra W.; McFadden, William; Mehta, Samira; Paulsen, Katherine E.; Tsay, Michael; and Zuberi, Hafsa Z.
Byron Nelson High School: Williams, Gabrielle C.
Westlake Academy: Parkey, Ryan P.
Trinity Christian Academy: Hollingsworth, Rachel E.