Monday, October 18, 2021

Dragon Students Named as National Merit Semifinalists

Carroll ISD is excited to celebrate 14 Dragons who have been named National Merit Semifinalists.

Recently, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Overall, approximately 50,000 students are recognized as either Commended Students or Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors who achieve Semifinalist status have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

The following Dragons have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists:

  • Aarin Bindlish
  • Kellen Ducey
  • Andrew Eaton
  • Daniel Henricks
  • Bhuvan Kannaeganti
  • Maxwell Kleespies
  • Mitibella LeNguyen
  • Katy Lin
  • Cara Parsons
  • Pranav Patel
  • Eri Pilon
  • Keddy Shore
  • Julianna Tijerina
  • Jacob Welsh

Congratulations to these students on this incredible achievement!