37 Humble ISD students named National Merit Scholars
Humble ISD is home to many National Merit Scholars, according to a press release from the school district.
Created in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has students grades nine through 12 a compete to receive academic recognition and financial support. Approximately 1.6 million students take the qualifying test each year, while about 50,000 of the highest scorers have the chance to be considered.
In September, two-thirds of those high-scorers — about 34,000 — were named Commended Students and one-third — about 16,000 — were Semifinalists, per the program’s entry and requirements page. There are 23 Commended Students and 10 Semifinalists in Humble ISD.
Though Commended Students don’t get to advance further, they become candidates for corporation and business-sponsored scholarships. Humble ISD’s students who have this title include:
Morgan Marinelli and Aden Smith from Atascocita High School.
Kieran Tillis, Timothy Bates, Tyson Butterfield, Paige Colbert, Jack Dempsey, Megan Tragesser, Jaden Dick, Jaclyn Taylor, Sean Ferguson, Adelaide Meier, Max Grimes, Ryan Sullivan, Austin Hodges, Tristen Milam, Brendan Smith, and Alyssa Rodriguez from Kingwood High School.
Nick Logan, Kyle Celaya-Alvarez, and Andrea Unwin from Kingwood Park High School
Nicole Saito from Quest Early College High School
Jeffrey Gutke from Summer Creek High School.
Ten students from Humble ISD were named Semifinalists, meaning they are among those who score the highest in the state of Texas. They are:
Asad Danka, Erin Peters, and Jordan Wells from Atascocita High School.
Jacob Bass, Serena Doan, Grayson Graham, Robin Hormann, Jamie Lee, Lilly Tian, and Ian Padhye from Kingwood High School.
To be considered as a Finalist, and later on the winner of the scholarship, the Semifinalists will have to satisfy additional requirements including an endorsement from a school official and consistent performance.
Students of Hispanic and Latino descent who take the scholarship program’s qualifying test may also be recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Eight from Humble ISD have the honor of being a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar, and some are also Commended Students or Semifinalists.
Jordan Wells and Erika Valdez from Atascocita High School.
Isabel Bauhs, Catherine Childs, Grayson Graham, Max Grimes, and Vanessa Rodriguez-Corrales from Kingwood High School.
Nicole Saito from Quest Early College High School.
More about the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s official website (www.nationalmerit.org).