Seven GISD seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Seven Garland ISD students have earned a prestigious title shared by just 16,000 high schoolers nationwide. The academically talented seniors were named Semifinalists in the 65th National Merit Scholarship Program—a distinction less than one percent of U.S. students received this year.

The select group was among over 1.5 million juniors from more than 21,000 high schools who entered the 2020 competition by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. As some of the highest-scoring entrants in Texas, these students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition. In the end, some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million will be awarded in the spring.

Congratulations to the following students who are in the running to be one of 15,000 Finalists named in February. 

Garland High School

Payton Blankenship

Zachary Nguyen

Alicia Sebastian

Isaac Yu

North Garland High School

Mia Caruso

Noemi Guerra

Sachse High School

Analise Hogan