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Katy, TX News – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation Announces Katy ISD Winners

Courtesy of Katy ISD

Katy, TX News (May 12, 2014) – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last week announced the 2014 winners of the prestigious $2500 National Merit Scholarship. A total of 10 Katy ISD students were named among only 2,500 designees across the nation.

Katy ISD’s National Merit Scholarship winners are:

  • Joey Gu, Cinco Ranch High School; probable career field: biochemical engineering
  • Austin Kuo, Taylor High School; probable career field: chemical engineering
  • Sarina Madhavan, Cinco Ranch High School; probable career field: biomedical engineering
  • Ojas Potnis, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: medicine
  • Anthony Qi, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: corporate finance
  • Dhanatcha Sadetaporn, Taylor High School; probable career field: medicine
  • Siddharth Seethepalli, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: computer science
  • Vidisha Srivastav, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: bioengineering
  • Catherine Wu, Cinco Ranch High School; probable career field: medicine
  • Jonathan Zong, Taylor High School; probable career field: computer science

These scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studies and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

To date this academic year, Katy ISD has a total of 15 seniors receiving scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation – four Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners, one National Achievement Scholarship winner, and the 10 students announced last week. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners are expected to be announced in late May. For more information, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

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