Friday, September 17, 2021

Liberty Christian School announces National Merit scholars

Liberty Christian 2015 merit studentsLiberty Christian tripled its size from last year of National Merit students who met requirements to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The school added a Prep Team and SAT/ACT class this year and saw students greatly increase their college entrance exam scores and college readiness.

Congratulations to the following students: Caleb Allison, Kennedy Collins, Todd Deetjen, Aron Hawkins, Matthew Hulke, Madeleine McMillan, Kirie Psaromatis, Mary Jane Stidham, Dalton Weed, and Kenneth Wong.

“We are so proud of our students,” said Headmaster Ed Cook. “Their effort and very high test scores are simply amazing.”

These 10 students took the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last fall, and with a Selection Index score of 202 or above, have shown outstanding academic potential. Of some 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized this fall.

“I consider the prep class a huge success,” said Lori Weed, mother of Dalton. “Because of this class, he jumped 340 points on his SAT, 50 points on his PSAT, and six points on the ACT!”

Of the more than 50,000 high scorers nationwide, about 16,000 will be named National Merit Program Semifinalists, representing the top scorers in each state, and approximately 34,000 others will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Program will learn of their standing in September when notifications are sent.

Semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 8,000 National Merit Scholarships offered in 2016.

Vivian Nichols is part of the public relations team at Liberty Christian School.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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