14 Sep 2006

Eight Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Eight Catholic High seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

National Merit Semifinalists include Jeffrey Anderson, David Crochet, Will Dixon, Ryan Ginn, Aaron Humphreys, Davis Rhorer, Eric Ristroph and Chris Rouse.

These young men will now compete for 8,200 Merit Scholarship Awards that will be offered next spring.

Jeffrey Anderson is the son of Debbie and Greg Anderson ’73 and attended St. Aloysius. David Crochet is the son of Anne and Boyd Crochet and attended St. Aloysius. Will Dixon is the son of Leigh and Matthew Dixon and attended Baton Rouge Lutheran School. Ryan Ginn is the son of Simone and Michael Ginn and attended St. Thomas More. Aaron Humphreys is the son of Jolene and Geoffrey Humphreys and attended Baton Rouge Lutheran School. Davis Rhorer is the son of Julie and Davis Rhorer ’74 and attended St. Aloysius. Eric Ristroph is the son of Cindy and Don Ristroph and attended St. Aloysius. Chris Rouse is the son of Gail Weeks and Rodney Rouse and attended Our Lady of Mercy.

Named National Merit Commended Students were Jason Coleman and William Lee. Jason Coleman is the son of Lizette and Jay Coleman and attended Parkview Baptist and William Lee is the son of Marcia and Charles Lee and attended Baton Rouge Lutheran.

More than 1.4 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high schools entered the 2007 National Merit Program by taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Semifinalists named in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program represent less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

The names of National Achievement Semifinalists and National Hispanic Scholars will be released after September 26.