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National Merit commended students announced

Forty Pearland Independent School District students have been named commended students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Commended students include. . . .


Turner College and Career High School

Amelia Cantu
Emiko Nevarez


Dawson High School:

Camilla Belmont
Blake Bundick
Jessica Chen
Emily Day
De Silva Thinara
Marley Dobson
Vikram Evans
Isaac Fernandez Lopez
Manali Catherine Ghurye
Fred Guo
Issac Koshy
Patrick Leonardi
Thomas Liang
Ethan Loyless
Christopher McNichols
Michael Meng
Roma Mudnal
Alice Murphey
Luke Ontiveros
Kaitlyn Phillips
Kimaya Savargaonkar
Saba Scott
He Shi
Cameron Shortt
Tanner Tran
Alex Vo
Annie Vu
Jace Winfree
Albert Xie
Rachel Zhou  


Pearland High School:

Belecia Blackwood
Kasey Cook
Elden Deguia
Tia Evans
Abigail Howse
Geonwoo Kim
Mikayla Smith
Madelyn Whitehead


These students rank among approximately 34,000 commended students nationwide who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit scholarships, commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test.