This year, Dallas International School celebrates our two inductees for the National Merit Scholarship Program for the Class of 2020. High school seniors, Tristan Stock and Sanskriti Reddy, have both been awarded with this tremendous recognition.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is a United States academic scholarship competition for recognition and university scholarships administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The competition is annual and consists of some of the highest-achieving students from around the country. Scholars are broken into Commended Students, Semifinalists and Finalists. We are elated to announce Tristan being Commended by the NMSC, and Sanskriti being named a Semifinalist while still working to win the Finalist title, which will be announced in April.
Almost 2 million students in over 20,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually. Using the PSAT test to qualify students for the competition, the test screens entrants for their critical reading, mathematics problem-solving, and writing abilities. Semifinalists are then designated on a state representational basis, dependent upon the total number of entrants and each state’s percentage of the nation’s high school seniors. With Dallas International School being a private school with smaller class sizes, you can image how much of an amazing accomplishment this is for Tristan and Sanskriti to rank with nationally ranked students from some of the biggest schools in the country.
We would like to congratulate Tristan and Sanskriti on carrying on the National Merit honor with DIS, after the Class of 2019’s National Merit Commended Student, Ali Sadek. We are proud to have such exceptional students representing DIS, and we wish Tristan and Sanskriti the very best in their future endeavors.