Congratulations to the 2017 National Merit Scholars




Humble ISD is proud to announce 45 high school students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by The National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). 


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 1.6 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. Each year the National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 applicants who take the PSAT/NMSQT.


Eleven students from Humble ISD were named National Merit Semifinalists: Hunter Trambaugh from Atascocita High School; Allison Cates, Carson Crane, Aliya Khan, Leslie Leal, Kaitlin Smith, Molly Smith, Carly Stroud, William Walton and Brent Zhuang from Kingwood High School; and Andrew Thomas from Quest Early College High School. These students rank in the top one percent of the nation’s high school seniors.




National Merit Commended Scholars included Blake Turney and Patrick Williams from Atascocita High School; Lauren Ables-Torres, Noah Alexander, Talha Arif, Samuel Barney, Thomas Blakelock, Aimee Galatas, Peter Goh, Joel Hanson, Marshall Hartung, Ryen Holda, Alexandra Huckabee, Samuel LeBus, Alina Naqvi, William O'Brien, Sara Pinney, Brody Silva, Emma Trapp, Bora Unalmis, Kensington Vincent, and Cole Williamson from Kingwood High School; Ariana Harding and Jack Hurley from Kingwood Park High School.




Representing Humble ISD as National Hispanic Scholars are: Isabell Beasley and Alexander Gallegos from Atascocita High School; Ruben Martinez from Humble High School; Lauren Ables-Torres, Caitlyn Carruth, Christopher Gheorghica, Peter Goh, Leslie Leal, Lucy Phlegar, Ingrid Pina and Emma Trapp from Kingwood High School; Justin Pizano and Jesus Rivera from Kingwood Park High School; and David Mouton from Quest Early College High School.