Byron Nelson High School's 2017 National Merit honorees

Byron Nelson High School's 2017 National Merit honorees
Posted on 10/04/2017
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National Merit distinction earned by 17 Byron Nelson High School students

For their top scores on the PSAT, 17 Byron Nelson High School students have earned distinction in the National Merit Scholar program.
National Merit Honorees

To earn National Merit distinction, students must score among the top in the state or nation on the PSAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test during their junior year of high school. The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes students who are among the roughly 16,000 top scorers as Semifinalists, while students among the roughly 34,000 top scorers earn Commended status. More than 1.5 million high school students take one of the qualifying tests during their junior year.

Additionally, the College Board partners with the NMSP to honor roughly 5,000 students through the National Hispanic Recognition Program. These students are among the top Hispanic or Latino test-takers in the nation. Students can be recognized through this program as well as the National Merit program, as two Byron Nelson students were this year: Marianela Cintron and Tiffany Saba.

Byron Nelson is represented by two students earning National Merit Semifinalist status, Zoe Bass and Haniyah Burney. These students will be considered for National Merit Finalist distinction, which also takes into consideration their academic performances throughout the entirety of high school and SAT scores.
National Merit SemiFinalists

An additional ten Byron Nelson students earned Commended Scholar status: in alpha order Zuhayr Ali, Aylana Almenar, Luke Chitwood, Marianela Cintron, Alexa Dendy, Morgan Ezell, Jacob Kachurka, Tiffany Saba, Daniel Sokul and Zoe Young (not pictured).
Commended SCholars

Finally, seven district students are honored through the National Hispanic Recognition Program. From Byron Nelson, in alpha order, Marianela Cintron, Madison Flores, Tiffany Saba, Gabriel Segovia-Plate, Laura Souto, Adelaide Villasana and Brayden Williamson.
Hispanic Recognition
Hispanic Recognition