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Fifteen McCallie Students earn National Merit Commended status

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on October 06, 2016


20161006 National Merit Commended

McCallie students continue to produce strong results in national academic testing with 15 seniors earning National Merit Commended status for 2017 as a result of strong performances in 2016 on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Semifinalist Qualifying Test.National Merit Commended status puts these students in the top 5 percent of all students taking the PSAT/NMSQT.

The McCallie students earning National Merit Commended status are:

  • George Arrowsmith
  • Connor Browand
  • Ben Caldwell
  • Teddy Colocotronis
  • Jake DuPlooy
  • Henley Edge
  • Charles Hamlin
  • Obinna Ilozor
  • King Jemison
  • Zachary King
  • Shalin Naik
  • Sam Maner
  • Luke Parker
  • Jacob Stallings
  • Pete Sumners

These accomplished students join McCallie’s three National Merit Semifinalists, Maclain Aslinger, Andrew Aultman and Nathaniel Little, as some of the top performers in PSAT/NMSQT testing nationwide.

Approximately 1.5 million high school juniors from more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Approximately 50,000 are recognized as high scorers with about 34,000 being National Merit Commended scholars and the rest moving on as National Merit Semifinalists.

The McCallie School is in all-boys boarding and day school founded in 1905 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with 938 students in grades 6-12 from 24 states and 8 countries.

Topics: academics, national achievement, national merit scholars

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