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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston Independent School District
News Release
Monday, July 11, 2011

Twelve More HISD Seniors Named National Merit Scholars
Brings HISD total to 34 National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the fourth and final round of National Merit Scholarships today and 12 HISD seniors are on the list. Earlier this year, 22 other HISD seniors were named National Merit Scholarship winners, bringing the HISD total for 2011 to 34. Here is the fourth round list of National Merit Scholars by school:

Bellaire High School

Emma E. Breen - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Computer Science

Jack Boyuan Yang Sun - National Merit Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship
Probable career field: Medicine

Edwin Y. Lee - National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship
Probable career field: Law

Carnegie Vanguard High School

Christina N. Fong - National Merit Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Scholarship
Probable career field: Electrical/Computer Engineering

Francis J. MacInnis - National Merit Southwestern University Scholarship
Probable career field: Physics

Kelly A. Maset - National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship
Probable career field: Animation/Graphic Design

Mary Lynne Saade - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Physical Science

DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Tea L. Roh - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Bioengineering

Lamar High School

Marie C. Chatfield - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Public Policy/Government Service

Nelson H. Chen - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering (Robotics)

Alexander C. Hoyer - National Merit Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship
Probable career field: Investment Banking

Reagan High School

Hector L. Alvarenga - National Merit Rice University Scholarship
Probable career field: Economics

The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

About National Merit Scholarships
More than 1.5 million students in 22,000-plus U.S. high schools entered the competition when they took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Nearly 16,000 students made the semifinals and more than 15,000 advanced to the finalist level.  Each finalist has an outstanding academic record, was endorsed by his or her principal, earned qualifying SAT scores, and wrote personal essays.  They also had a strong combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.




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