A total of 62 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 44 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists.

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation selects the highest achieving students for its program. Approximately 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists among 1.5 million students nationwide who completed the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, according to the organization.

Semifinalists have now advanced to apply for the finalist standing, which will be announced in February.

The following students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists:

 

Cedar Ridge High School: 

  • Elle Kiomi Smith, and
  • Vaidehi Nilesh Phirke.

Early College High School:

  • Alexa Morton

McNeil High School: 

  • Apoorva Amudhan,
  • Tanish Bhowmick,
  • Andy Chen,
  • Nithila Ganesh,
  • Corbin Ledeboer,
  • Brian Vu and,
  • Jonathan Zhou.

Round Rock High School: 

  • Ashlynn Althaus,
  • William Ansley,
  • Melia Fox,
  • Xinyi Han,
  • Daniel Snover,
  • Yumeng Sun,
  • Shantanu Thorat and,
  • Rachel Trusler.

Westwood High School:

  • Vikas Burugu,
  • Santiago Campos-Araoz,
  • Sandra Cong,
  • Andrew Ditterline,
  • Dylan Dong,
  • April Gao,
  • Helena Greebe,
  • Shreyes Kaliyur,
  • Purva Kantawala,
  • Mahir Kota,
  • Ananth Kumar,
  • Davina Le,
  • Brian Lee,
  • Michelle Lee,
  • Sophia Li,
  • Andrew Lin,
  • Anish Maddipoti,
  • Anirudh Margam,
  • Anaita Merchant,
  • Adam Morris,
  • Anurima Mummaneni,
  • Saavan Myneni,
  • Emily Nguyen,
  • Brandon Qin,
  • Devin Qu,
  • Harsha Rajesh,
  • Ajit Ramamohan,
  • Anusha Saha,
  • Mihir Shah,
  • Riya Shah,
  • Rehana Shaik,
  • Daniel Shi,
  • Daniel Sialm,
  • Berea Suen,
  • Sydney Thornborrow,
  • Sindhuja Uppuluri,
  • Jasmine Wang,
  • Benjamin Willingham,
  • Erika Yao,
  • Melody Yin,
  • Jeffrey You,
  • Alice Zhang,
  • Yucheng Zhang and,
  • Joyce Zhuang.