Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., announced that 88 LISD seniors are National Merit Commended Students and 46 are recognized as National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board.
“It is a true pleasure to congratulate these deserving, hard-working students,” Gearing said. “To be recognized in this way reflects a strong commitment to scholastic excellence, as well as the outstanding contributions of their dedicated teachers and families.”
Approximately 34,0000 students throughout the nation received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. PSAT/NMSQT participants who scored at or above the Commended Student Selection Index score, but below the state’s Semifinalist Selection Index score are Commended Students.
Cedar Park High School: Erin Barry, Mihai Bendea, Emma Cloward, Patrick Corona, Yewon Lee, Matthew Lin, Nicholas Orth, Marlee Randel, Alireza Samandi, Kristyn Stephenson, Brandon Vu, Lauren Walter, Lindsey Winograd
Glenn High School: Ethan Bylsma
Leander High School: Pranav Abbaraju, Mia Boyd, Madison Clark, Ethan Davis, Rhiannon Fair, Yui Ginther, Chelsea Graves, Lucas Judys, Isha Maknojia, Will Russell, Dalton Stites
Rouse High School: Bridget Ashford, Harish Bommakanti, Kaci Borchgardt, Lilyanne Crawford, Arshiya Murtaza, Sabrina A Pitkanen, Matthew Schulz
Vandegrift High School: Noah Acevedo, Rebecca Bates, Pranjal Bishnoi, Fiona Brown, Noah Collins, David Cox, Shelby Cumings, Roshan Desai, Devan Dholakia, Keeton Field, Riley Francis, Tucker George, Leah Gilbert, Nurivan Gomez, Isabelle King, Ryan Kutz, Echingryan Leung, Jonathan Lor, Erik Luehrmann, Jessica Luo, Jordan Mathis, Margaret Mcelmurry, Druv Murthy, Amber Nguyen, Amelia Nickerson, Howard Nolan, Hongtan Pan, Isabelle Petersen, Campbell Pierce, Carlyn Presley, Ishika Puri, Rekha Richtermeyer, Audrey Riddell, Bikram Singh, Alexis Spinetta, Mia Thompson, Sarah Tierney, Mindy Van, Andrew Yang, Julia York
Vista Ridge High School: Neil Barot, Allen Brewton, Isabel Buratto, Alexander Gennarelli, Claire Harsch, Ethan Howard, John Kiick, Jerry Li, Claire Lormand, Nila Manivannan, Justin Milushev, Kimsan Ngo, Adelyn O’Neil, Samuel Ofiaza, Garrett Powell, Alexander Warren, Chanwoo Yoon
The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program honors approximately 7,000 of the highest-scoring Hispanic and Latino 11th-grade students who take the PSAT/NMSQT.
National Hispanic Recognition Program Students
Cedar Park High School: Aidan R Pena, Chantal F Guerrero, Oscar A Guzman Martinez, Makya B Jordan, Amelia Tapia
Glenn High School: Rebecca Isaac
Leander High School: Alexa Cumming, Dustin C Garza, Oscar M Kellner, Elu A Mena
Rouse High School: Lauren P Bierschenk, Gabriel A Jimenez, Noah M Leverette, Sabrina A Pitkanen, Maria J Telesforo
Vandegrift High School: Noah Acevedo, Nina B Castaneda, Bernardo Conterno, David W Cox, Daria M Fontani Herreras, Nurivan A Gomez, Luca Labardini, Eric E Nunes, Allison Y Osorio, Israel D Ramirez Ii, Julia C Roberto, Gatienne J Rodriguez, Nathanael B Saavedra, Logan A Spielman, Kayla N Stewart
Vista Ridge High School: Cassidy Barrett, Pablo D De La Garza, Jewells A Escamilla, Benjamin M Galison, Benjamin Gutierrez, Christian J Howard, Ethan J Howard, Rebecca N Margolis, Ana P Martin, Anthony E Mercado, Mary Milligan, Ethan J Niedzwiedz, Paola Perez-Laurence, Sergio Ruenes Campos, Alexander Warren, Eva Murillo