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Humble ISD Announces 2015-2016 National Merit Scholars
National Merit Finalists were honored at the April 12 meeting of the Humble ISD Board of Trustees. Pictured (L/R):
Carolyn Martin and Albert Truong from Atascocita High School; Matthew Doan, Eric Sun, Benjamin Litchfield, William
Riley, Kirsten Refvik, Samantha Refvik and Hannah Lam from Kingwood High School; and Tessa Young from Kingwood
Park High School.
Humble ISD is proud to announce 45 high
school students who were recently recognized for their outstanding academic
achievement by The National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP) and National
Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).
Eleven students from Humble ISD were named National Merit Finalists: Carolyn Martin and Albert Truong from Atascocita High School; Ricardo Cotte, Matthew Doan, Hannah Lam, Benjamin Litchfield, Kirsten Refvik, Samantha Refvik, William Riley and Eric Sun from Kingwood High School; and Tessa Young from Kingwood Park High School. These students rank in the top one percent of the nation’s high school seniors.
National Merit Commended
Scholars included: Nicholas Pupo and Derrick Wills from Atascocita High School; Zachary Alexander, Thomas Allison, Mary Barney, Cooper
Bishop, Parker Coogan, Justin Davis, Gregory Dorgant, Julianne Dugas, Madeline
Gay, Emily Gryce, Stephen King, Justin Lin, David Morejon, Katherine
Polkinghorne, Iuliana Popa, Emme Pratt, Kayla Russell, Brian Saydyk, Nichole
Walters, Elizabeth Williams and Fan Yang from Kingwood High School; and Lexi
Clidienst, Brianna Crockett, Christopher Hatrel, Kirby Kirsch and Laura Walker
from Kingwood Park High School.
Representing Humble ISD as National
Hispanic Scholars are: Gabriella Adame, Thomas Arney, Alexandra Colon, Ricardo
Cotte, Alec Johnson, David Morejon and Nicole Rodriguez from Kingwood High
School as well as Andres Vargas-Cortes from Kingwood Park High School.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.5 million entrants, 50,000 with the highest Selection Index scores (critical reading, mathematics and writing skills) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students represent approximately 34,000 students who receive letters of commendation. Finalists are comprised of 15,000 students. Winners are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.