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Wylie ISD Announces National Merit Semifinalists & Commended Students

Wylie is proud to announce our 2020 National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students. Wylie High School has two National Merit Semi-Finalists and 13 Commended. Wylie East has one National Merit Semi-Finalists and six Commended. Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Wylie High School

National Merit Semi-Finalists

Jacob S. Kotrla

Jacob S. Kotrla

Wreighn Dominique B. Mendoza

Wreighn Dominique B. Mendoza

Commended

  • Matthew Abernathy
  • Michael Behrens
  • Madison S. Brice
  • Arclint S. Casil
  • Halle F. Dillard
  • Madelene T. Do
  • Preston S. Haines
  • Jordan L. Kaehlert
  • Dylan T. Nguyen
  • Yusuf M. Noffel
  • Jennifer C. Okolo
  • Sidney Stidd
  • Mathew S. Varghese

Wylie East High School

National Merit Semi-Finalist

Addie Orr

Addie Orr

Commended

  • Julian Acheampong
  • Victoria Cervantes
  • Jason M. Chu
  • Samuel E. Dorrell
  • Elizabeth R. Funderburk
  • Samara A. Huckvale

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65 Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31million 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 about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence