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LTHS recognizes 69 students under 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program

Lake Travis High School principal Debbie Garinger is pleased to announce that 69 students have been recognized by the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) as high school sophomores and juniors. They were chosen from more than 1.5 million program entrants and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.

According to the National Merit Scholarship and College Board Recognition programs, these students are the top scorers from each state and show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Lake Travis High School proudly recognizes eight National Merit Semifinalists, 27 Commended Scholars, and 34 National Recognized Scholars.

Commended Scholar: Alexander Balon, Eva Berry, Luc Birla, William Bui, Drew Campbell, Nicholas De La Rosa, James DiSimone, Kathryn Files, Ravi Guntuku, Satvik Kumar, Venkat Rohan Kunchala, Shannon Lin, Jackson London, Grant Michelson, Jacob Mitchell, Oliver Morabbi, Piper O'Leary, Zachary Robbins, Samuel Seder, Dhilan Shah, Charlize Stone, Pitchford Tucker, Matthew Williams, Wenchan Xue, Rachel Yang, Joey Zhang

National African American Recognition Award: Jonathan Bittok, Kathryn Ford, Elyse Ogah, Luke Rowe

National Hispanic Recognition Award: Maeve Acuna, Marin Acuna, Avery Archung, Blake Archung, Holly Avena, Troy Blanchard, Iris Castruita, Chloe DeLeon, Ryan Dilworth, Hunter Duran, Mateo Millan Equihua, Diego Espinosa, Anna Fischer, Andre Follmer, Sean Garcia, Isaac Golden, Ava Gonzalez, Lucas Gonzalez, Catherine Haley, Jonnie Hesse, Maria Lofgren, Briahna Martinez, Abril Nadal, Lance Najera, Grace Pantazopoulos, Nathan Scott, Valeria Trejo-Brandt

National Indigenous Award: Kailey Cox, Alexis Hinton, Brendan McCarthy

National Merit Semifinalist: Karen Bui, Daniel Magna Camargo, Chrichton McEwen, Evan Olson, Helen Razda, Rishika Sikka, Lance Thompson, Brandon Wooledge

National Rural & Small-Town Award: Hollis Pinczehelyi