Six Seniors From Lamar CISD Recognized as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists  

Six Seniors From Lamar CISD Recognized as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists  

November 16 2023

At the November Board meeting, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees recognized six students from the class of 2024 at Foster High School, Fulshear High School, and George Ranch High School who have been selected as National Merit Semi-Finalists. This distinction is awarded to less than 1% of the nation’s high school graduating seniors.  

The six Semi-Finalists include Jake Miller, Jiayang Song and Ryan Skinner from George Ranch High School, Lucian Webster and Rian Al-Naqeeb from Foster High School, and Brooks Bryant from Fulshear High School. These students demonstrated academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and completion of the PSAT and at least two advanced placement exams. 

The semi-finalists advance to the Merit Scholarship Awards, which take place in the spring 2024.  

“It’s a great day when a student is recognized for their dedication towards their education,” Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens said. “I am confident that these students will continue to shine bright and be an example for others.” 

In addition to these six Semi-Finalists, 18 additional students from Foster, Fulshear, and George Ranch High School were commended by the National Merit Scholar Program, and 350 Lamar CISD high school students were recognized by the College Board National Recognition Program. In addition to academic achievements, these students represent diverse backgrounds from all six Lamar CISD high schools.  

“We are so proud of these students and all that they have accomplished,” Advanced Academics Coordinator Amber Boston said. “This achievement is evidence of the excellence that exists in Lamar CISD and a testament of our teachers who inspire them, our [families] who support them and our Board of Trustees who provide world-class learning opportunities for all students in our district.”  

Source: Lamar CISD

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