The Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas recognized Devika Raju, a Veterans Memorial ECHS senior, for being named a semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of only five Rio Grande Valley students to earn this honor and is the only semifinalist from the lower Valley. Devika also attended Paredes Elementary in pre-kindergarten and Stillman Middle School in grades 6-8.