Tomball ISD recently announced that Tomball High School (THS) and Tomball Memorial High School (TMHS) seniors have earned national recognition for excellence in academic achievement.
Tomball Memorial High School senior Christina Hamilton was selected as a Semifinalist in the 59th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.5 million students entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), but only about 50,000 students with the highest scores continued in the competition. The exam focused on critical reading, math and writing skills. Hamilton was among 16,000 students nationwide to qualify as a semifinalist. She will continue in the competition for additional scholarship awards.
The National Merit Scholarship Program also announced seniors who received the commended student recognition. Those receiving this honor placed among the top five percent of all students participating in the program. The following students earned the commended recognition: Michelle Barnett, TMHS; Vanessa Craige, TMHS; Brandon Hollier, TMHS; Thomas Martin, TMHS; Jake Matthew, THS and Sean McElvogue, THS.
Three Tomball ISD seniors were recognized as Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. This program recognized African American high school students nationwide who earned high scores on the PSAT/ NMSQT. Approximately 3,100 students received this prestigious recognition. Aiden Gambel, TMHS; Matthew Hobson, THS and Justice Nwaiwu, TMHS, were named as Outstanding Participants.
Five Tomball Memorial High School seniors were selected as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar recipients by the College Board. Each year about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino students who took the PSAT/NMSQT receive this honor. TMHS seniors Carson Cotrino, Gloria Landaverde, Jordan Peterson, Eduardo Phillips and Alec Murphy were
recognized as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars.