Announcing the 2016 National Merit Scholarships Semifinalists and Commended students

GCISD announced 20 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and 55 additional students who earned Commended status for 2016.

We’re also looking to announce private-schooled or home-schooled semifinalists and commended students who live in the district. Please email info.gcsage@gmail.com.

Semifinalists

Colleyville Heritage High School Semifinalists

  • Holly Ahaus
  • Yuyuan Ding
  • Thomas Durkin
  • Jing Gao
  • Colby Kennedy
  • Kristen Nguyen
  • Samuel Pollack
  • Kathryn Schmidt
  • Vartika Varshney
  • Michael Wright

Grapevine High School Semifinalists

  • Emily Chwa
  • Hannah Daniel
  • Kyle Flamm
  • Grant Hill
  • Grayson Jackson
  • Lorene O’Quinn
  • Namita Saraf
  • Skyler Simon
  • Miha Valencic
  • Tine Valencic

School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Semifinalists

  • Gabriella Chan *
  • Sindhu Reddy *
  • Aliya Somani *
  • * attended GCISD elementary and middle schools

Commended

Colleyville Heritage High School Commended

  • William Allan
  • Destiny Alvarez
  • Austin Benvegnu
  • Elizabeth Bolaji
  • Samuel Chen
  • Brian Cho
  • Craig Christian
  • Madison Dettmer
  • Samantha Easterling
  • Gabriella Graceffo
  • Karen Guan
  • Carter Hanson
  • Collin Harris
  • William Hernandez
  • Zoe Hollinger
  • Joseph Jackson
  • Maksym Krutko
  • Oleksiy Krutko
  • Katelyn Lee
  • Courtney Ma
  • Daelon Morais
  • Christopher Nguyen
  • Hannah Nguyen
  • Rebecca Ortiz
  • David Perkins
  • Michael Prescott
  • Alena Rajwani

Grapevine High School Commended

  • Kaab Ashqeen
  • Raelene Burke
  • Madison Chao
  • Madison Cleff
  • David Coffin
  • David Dacus
  • Jennifer Foster
  • Elaina Garza
  • Alexander Gravenor
  • Katlyn Hutson
  • Haneen Khan
  • Anjali Mangrola
  • Paul McCullough
  • Clayton Mills
  • Jason Moy
  • Josie Moyer
  • Grace Nguyen
  • Olivia Nolte
  • Abigail Oswald
  • Mckenzie Packer
  • Raneem Qasim
  • Thomas Samaan
  • Michael Scott
  • Khiloni Shah
  • Jason Shumaker
  • Tyler Sporisky
  • Griffin Wade
  • Michael Woolsey

Source: GCISD, parent