Ten GISD seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Ten 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 66th National Merit Scholarship Program—a distinction less than one percent of U.S. students received this year.

The select group is among over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools who entered the 2021 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, approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 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

Alvin Dave Bagaoisan

Alina Dam

Tiffany Doan

Tisha Gautam

Dean Hunt

Brandon Pham

Lakeview Centennial High School

Amy Huynh

North Garland High School

Jeremiah Abraham

Zakkery Gilmore

Sachse High School

Miral Disi

Headshots of GISD’s National Merit Semifinalists are being added as received