National Merit Awards for HCHS Students

Health Careers High School students continue to excel and receive numerous honors and awards. Below are students who have been named National Merit Semifinalists or Commended Scholars, scholar finalists in the 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program, and National Achievement Scholar semifinalists.

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars


Northside ISD students were named semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalists will now compete for 8,300 Merit Scholarship awards, worth more than $32 million. The nationwide pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

National Merit Commended students include: Devin Anderson, Emily Beissner, Dylan Kilborn, Allison Marsh, John Peng, Timothy Pham, Stephen Trippy and Oscar Tu.

National Hispanic Scholar Finalists


The National Hispanic Recognition Program is a College Board program that provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies academically well-prepared Hispanic high school seniors for postsecondary institutions.

National Hispanic Scholar Finalists include:  Maria Alfaro, Jett Anderson, Isaac Cenoz, Alexander Devora, Abigail Garcia, Joshua Herschell, Samantha Jackson, Megan Nino, Lauren Prince, Bianca Pulido, Nicole Saenz, and Katie Velasquez.

National Achievement Scholar semifinalist


National Achievement Scholar semifinalists are among 1,600 high school seniors named semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program, a privately financed academic competition for African American high school students.
The National Achievement Scholar semifinalist is: Taylore Woodhouse,