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Six of the twelve district National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
are our own SEM students!

SEM National Merit Semifinalists

Twelve Dallas ISD students have been named among 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, with a chance to become one of the 7,500 Finalists who will take home scholarships worth a combined $32 million.

About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to reach the finals, with half of the Finalists winning a National Merit Scholarship.

School of Science and Engineering Semifinalists are:

  • Matthew Callahan
  • Yash Chandak
  • Daschel Cooper
  • Saumya Rawat
  • Raviraj Rege
  • Sasha Thomas

It is interesting to note that all the rest of the twelve DISD semifinalists go to school at Townview - 1 from Law, and 5 from TAG.

About 1.6 million high school juniors from more than 22,000 high schools applied to become Semifinalists by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become Finalists, each Semifinalist’s high school must submit a detailed scholarship application that provides information about academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

Good luck SEM Semifinalists!!!

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Author: Marianne Leclerc   E-Mail: