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31 AHS Students Named as National Merit Semifinalists

AHS Merit Semifinalists

Allen High School is proud to announce that 31 students have been named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition. 

More than 1.5 million juniors took the 2021 PSAT, which is the test that qualifies students for the 2023 scholarship competition. Around 16,000 students, or about 1 percent, are recognized as semifinalists, or the highest-scoring entrants.

The 2022-23 Allen High School National Merit Semifinalists are Sehaj Bal, Anisha Bhaskar Torres, Aryan Bhuta, Allyson Chen, Nicholas Chen, Tess Driscoll, Elias Elliott, Rishi Gandikota, Sameer Hussain, Lucas Jabara, Jessica Jang, Brianna Juric, Rhea Kanuparthi, Sanjana Kishore, Veda Kutagula, Megan Lee, Carson Lofgren, Jakob McPherson, Aariz Nackvi, Maryanne Park, Jeremy Premkumar, Rishi Raj, Darshan Rao, Anish Sant, Katherine Scott, Shravya Singh, Grace Swenson, Samuel Tsao, Jarif Ullah, Akshay Vemulapalli, and Neelabh Vijayvargia.

National Merit Semifinalists will submit a detailed application illustrating their academic record, activity participation, leadership abilities and honors and awards received. Those selected as National Merit finalists will be eligible for National Merit Scholarships, corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships and college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. 

Finalists will be announced in February.