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CCISD 2012-2013 Press Release

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September 10, 2014

Clear Creek ISD Congratulates National Merit Scholar Semi Finalists

League City, TX -- Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Clear Creek Independent School District is proud to announce 37 NMSC Semifinalists attend CCISD High Schools.

These academically talented high school seniors at Clear Brook, Clear Creek, Clear Falls, Clear Horizons, Clear Lake and Clear Springs High Schools have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 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. About 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.

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 440 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.

CCISD National Merit Semifinalists are listed on the page below by campus:


Clear Brook High School

Nikunj Majmudar
Christine M.Tang

Clear Creek High School

Logan Ellis
Hannah S. Gellman
Mark J. Hinkel
Jackson K. Majewski
Eliot W. Robson

Clear Falls High School

Griffin D. Glenn

Clear Horizons Early College High School

Rama B.Imad

Clear Springs High School

Rebecca S. Kim

Clear Lake High School

Perry N. Alagappan
Isaac A. Chang
Zachary R. Dwyer
Margaret M. Fulcher
Justin M. Hill
Daniel Ho
Lauren E. Johnson
Kushal T. Kadakia
Denise J. Kwong
John Q. Lin
Chih A. Liu
Aida M. Lu
Austin C. Matthews
Jeevan R. Mokkala
Betty Molinier
Naren S. Nanoj
Akshat M. Patel
Ted Shi
Sarah C. Sims
Constantine N. Tzouanas
Ashwin Varma
Michael D. Vogel
Richard Wu
Kevin W. Yen
Angelo Zhang
Anne Zhou
Michelle Y. Zhou

Steps in the 2015 Competition

About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit

Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying

Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. 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.

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school

official, write an essay, and earn scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are

selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

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