Seven NISD students are National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Seven Northside ISD high school seniors have been named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.

Over 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program earned Finalist standing. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships.  They represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

The Northside ISD National Merit Scholarship Finalists are:

Brandeis HS

Radhika Kannan

Clark HS

Samuel Barton

Antonio Rodriguez

Theodore Trakas

Health Careers HS

Dharma Suarez-Palacios

Donnel Zhu

O’Connor HS

Ryan Jacob

Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.