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McCallie has 12 students commended by National Merit Program for outstanding PSAT test scores

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on October 04, 2018

1P5A9633McCallie students continue to produce strong results in national academic testing with 12 seniors earning National Merit Commended status for 2019 as a result of strong performances in 2018 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:

  • Brandon Benn
  • Will Fuss
  • David Horne
  • David Johnson
  • Keith Kim
  • Durham King
  • Davis McCloskey
  • Bob Moore
  • Mitchell Negus
  • Charlie Smith
  • Penn Stanton
  • Kahler Youngblood

These accomplished students join McCallie’s four National Merit Semifinalists — James Leung, Mac Poston, Thomas Shikoh and Harrison Stuart — as some of the top performers in PSAT/NMSQT testing nationwide.

Approximately 1.6 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.


Topics: academics, Upper School Life, national merit scholars

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