National Merit Semifinalists Recognized for Achievements

By Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Assistant Editor

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  • Top Row: Nandika Tyagi, Anouka Saha, Sourav Dhar Bottom Row: Joseph Stanley, Caleb Fowler, Ansh Purohit

  • Top Row: Lane Popps, Aylin Tanriverdi, Vibhav Iyengar Bottom Row: Joshua Robert, Akshata Badrayani, Anavi Nayak

  • Top Row: Pranav Srinivasan, Emilia Adcock, Swapnil Dash Bottom Row: Keshv Srinivasan, Alex Yi, Ayush Deshmukh

  • Top Row: Samuel Siegel, Priyanka Gupta, David Deng Bottom Row: Risha Sur, Elliot Kim, John Kangos

  • Top Row: Rohan Kartha, Dhruv Nistala Bottom Row: Prachi Ingle, Jessica Lu, Ethan Garcia

  • Top: Adora Wu, Adwita Gadre, Liam Benner Bottom: Ishan Deshpande, Benjamin Truong, Alayna Pelayo

  • Top Row: Athena Wang, Joshua Kang, Ellie Brandes Bottom Row: Naser Farhataziz, Satvik Dasari, Shreyas Baranga

  • Top Row: Sohan Agnihotri, Haomin Ng, Jessica Math Bottom Row: Kayla Bui, Orion Tian, Alyssa Zhu

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This year, 78 students were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. With over 10% of the senior class qualifying, Westwood had the largest number of semifinalists in the state of Texas. Although the students were unable to attend the usual breakfast ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they received a yard sign to display their achievements. 

 

National Merit Semifinalists:

Adcock, Emilia

Agnihotri, Sohan

Badrayani, Akshata

Baranga, Shreyas

Benner, Liam

Bhaskaran, Abhijay

Bhaskaran, Avinash

Brandes, Ellie

Bui, Kayla

Chaudhry, Ayan

Dasari, Satvik

Dash, Swapnil

Deng, David

Deshmukh, Ayush

Deshpande, Ishan

Dhar, Sourav

Farhataziz, Naser

Fowler, Caleb

Gadre, Adwita

Garcia, Ethan

Goolsbey, Emma

Gunwani, Arnav

Gupta, Priyanka

Hiremath, Aditi

Huang, Helen

Humphries, Sho

Ingle, Prachi

Ippolito, Mark

Iyengar, Vibhav

Joshi, Vikram

Kang, Joshua

Kangos, John

Kartha, Rohan

Kim, Elliot

Kornfield, Kyan

Lam, Isabella

Lang, Vivian

Lee, Cassidy

Lei, Shannon

Li, Cathleen

Liu, Hannah

Lu, Jessica

Lu, Zarek

Madan, Ananth

Matalia, Parth

Math, Jessica

Moran, Jack

Nayak, Anavi

Ng, Haomin

Nistala, Dhruv

Pandit, Siddhant

Pelayo, Alayna

Popps, Lane

Purohit, Ansh

Robert, Joshua

Saha, Anouka

Seth, Arjun

Shah, Harshil

Siegel, Samuel

Singh, Anand

Srinivasan, Keshv

Srinivasan, Pranav

Stanley, Joseph

Sur, Risha

Tanriverdi, Aylin

Tian, Orion

Truong, Benjamin

Tyagi, Nandika

Wang, Athena

Wang, Michael

Wu, Adora

Xiao, Justin

Xiong, Daniel

Xu, Erin

Yi, Alexander

Zhang, Erin

Zhang, Steven

Zhu, Alyssa