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Congratulations to Spring Branch ISD’s 29 National Merit® Finalists



During the fall, 29 Spring Branch ISD students were named National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalists. Recently, all 29 students were named National Merit® Scholarship Finalists! 

Only 15,000 students nationwide advance to Finalist standing. This year’s Spring Branch ISD Finalists are from Memorial High, Spring Branch Academic Institute, Stratford High and Westchester Academy for International Studies. 

2022-2023 National Merit® Scholarship Finalists

Memorial High 

  • Daphne Chen
  • Xinyi Fu
  • Chase Goodwin
  • Stephanie Han
  • Sarah Hwang
  • Jonathan Ji
  • Heesoo Kim
  • Ayush Kothari
  • Emma Linscomb
  • Aiden Madaffri
  • Bradley Marrs
  • Ameya Matele
  • Camilla Pearson
  • John Scafide
  • Alexa Shields
  • Sarah Son
  • Meredith Vajdos
  • Humphrey Xu
  • Richard Ye
  • Joshua Yue
  • Logan Zaozirny
  • Yundi Zeng
  • Kaitlyn Zhu

Spring Branch Academic Institute 

  • Katrina Kasyan
  • Matthew H. Seiler
  • William W. Youngblood

Stratford High 

  • Susanna Gauderman 
  • Caleb Xu 

Westchester Academy for International Studies 

  • Annabel Endicott

Students become eligible for this national scholarship program when they take the PSAT/NMSQT® test as juniors. Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of the high school graduating class in Texas and rank as the nation’s highest-scoring test takers and qualify for consideration as Finalists.

Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements, including completing an application, having a consistently very high academic record, writing an essay, being endorsed and recommended by a school official and taking the SAT® or ACT® and earning a score that confirms the PSAT/NMSQT® performance.

All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Components evaluated include the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curriculum and grading system, PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index score, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership and the Finalist's essay.

Congratulations to these students, we are #SBISDProud of you!