Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 38 students who attend high school in the Clear Creek Independent School District.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

CCISD is proud to announce the following students as National Merit Semifinalists:

Clear Brook High School: Omran Dweik, Andrew Liu, Akhil Majmudar and Syamantak Payra.

Clear Creek High School: Alec Biggerstaff, Scott Lindberg, Margaret McCarty and Michael Raji.

Clear Falls High School: Alex S. Abate and Allen C. Wen.

Clear Lake High School: Ian M. Alrahwan, Travis J. Baylor, Steven R. Dong, John Edelen, Samuel Enriquez, Nicholas K. Glaze, Courtney Huynh, Gayathri M. Krishna, Sravan R. Mokkala, Karina L. Muffoletto, Benjamin R. Nesbitt, Ankita V. Rao, Youcef H. Sahnoune, Grant S. Skaggs, Amelia M. Soltes, Dylan D. Theriot, Meghan Truong and Yan Hao Wong.

Clear Springs High School: Elijah Baetz, Young Hee Jeon, Ka Yeon Lee, Lauren K. McGuire, Christopher T. Nguyen, Daniel T. Nguyen and Valerie E. Stewart.

Clear Horizons Early College High School: Ayah Albustami, Aaron Beaty and Ryan Vo.

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