FISD hits highest amount of National Merit Scholars in Texas

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Roy Nitzan

National Merit Scholars are determined by the PSAT/NMSQT test results. The FISD class of 2022 had more students earn scholarships than any other district in Texas, with 73 students earning the distinction.

Aarya Oswal, Staff Reporter

It’s been nearly three months since the Frisco ISD class of 2022 graduated, but they are still earning accolades as FISD graduated more National Merit Scholars than any other district in Texas. 73 FISD seniors received college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored, and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarships based on their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.

There were 28 winners of the 2022 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, as well as corporate-sponsored scholarship winners. The 45 other winners were awarded scholarships from the colleges they planned to attend during their four years of undergraduate study.

Among the 73 Frisco ISD students to earn the National Merit Scholar distinction, six students were Redhawks. 

  • Praneeth Akkineni – Cardiology, with the Texas A&M University Scholarship
  • Kunal Jain – Computer Science with the Texas A&M University Scholarship
  • Harshith Jella – Medicine with the University of Louisville Scholarship
  • Harsh Paswan – Computer Science with the University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship
  • Aarej Syed – Computer Science with the University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship
  • Risha Thimmancherla – Computer Science with the Texas A&M University Scholarship