Humble ISD seniors named 2019 National Merit Scholars


Humble ISD is proud to announce 37 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.

Ten students from Humble ISD were named National Merit Semifinalists: Asad Danka, Erin Peters, and Jordan Wells from Atascocita High School; Jacob Bass, Serena Doan, Grayson Graham, Robin Hormann, Jamie Lee, Lilly Tian, and Ian Padhye from Kingwood High School. These students rank in the top one percent of the nation’s high school seniors.


National Merit Commended Scholars included Morgan Marinelli and Aden Smith from Atascocita High School; Kieran Tillis, Timothy Bates, Tyson Butterfield, Paige Colbert, Jack Dempsey, Megan Tragesser, Jaden Dick, Jaclyn Taylor, Sean Ferguson, Adelaide Meier, Max Grimes, Ryan Sullivan, Austin Hodges, Tristen Milam, Brendan Smith, and Alyssa Rodriguez from Kingwood High School; Nick Logan, Kyle Celaya-Alvarez, and Andrea Unwin from Kingwood Park High School; Nicole Saito from Quest Early College High School; and Jeffrey Gutke from Summer Creek High School.


Representing Humble ISD as National Hispanic Scholars are: Jordan Wells and Erika Valdez from Atascocita High School; Isabel Bauhs, Catherine Childs, Grayson Graham, Max Grimes, and Vanessa Rodriguez-Corrales from Kingwood High School; and Nicole Saito from Quest Early College High School.