Seventeen Catholic High Seniors Honored as Nationally Recognized Scholars
14 Sep 2018

Seventeen CHS Seniors Recognized by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the 17 CHS seniors who were recognized by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, with 11 being named semifinalists and six with commended honors.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Roughly 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools across the nation entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Approximately 16,000 seniors nationwide qualified as a National Merit Semifinalist. The pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. CHS seniors qualifying as a Semifinalist are Grant Alumbaugh, Eli Barbin, Everett Bonner, Isaak Dawson, Allen Duggar, Jack Fuselier, Reece Lantz, Jacob Limbocker, Carson Mack, Joseph Mengis and Nicholas Robert.

Grant Alumbaugh, son of Terri and Ed Alumbaugh, attended St. Thomas More. Eli Barbin, son of Laura and Paul Barbin ’88, attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School. Everett Bonner, son of Allyson and Dr. Everett Bonner Jr., attended St. Aloysius School. Isaak Dawson, son of Jeanne and Michael Dawson, attended St. Luke’s Episcopal. Allen Duggar, son of Margaret and Charles Duggar, attended St. Luke’s Episcopal. Jack Fuselier, son of Mey Mahoney and Mark Fuselier ’90, attended St. Aloysius School. Reece Lantz, son of Melissa and Barry Lantz, attended St. Aloysius School. Jacob Limbocker, son of Linda and Jeff Limbocker, attended St. Aloysius School. Carson Mack, son of Gaylynne and Harold Mack, attended Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet. Joseph Mengis, son of Stacey and Joseph Mengis ’84, attended St. Aloysius School. Nicholas Robert, son of Cheryl and Jude Robert Sr., attended St. Thomas More.

The remaining two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT qualify for National Merit Commended honors. The six CHS seniors to receive National Merit Commended honors are Hunter Antie, Kyle Becnel, Hunter Doiron, Sean Kennedy Jr., Caleb Sanders and Philip Tullier.

Hunter Antie, son of Crystal and Brad Antie, attended Holy Family School. Kyle Becnel, son of Rita and Gerard Becnel, attended St. George Catholic School. Hunter Doiron, son of Sharon and Kevin Doiron, attended St. Thomas More. Sean Kennedy Jr., son of Julie and Sean Kennedy Sr., attended St. Jude the Apostle School. Caleb Sanders, son of Brittney and Taylor Sanders, attended Christ Our King-Stella Maris. Philip Tullier, son of Renee and Patrick Tullier ’75, attended Our Lady of Mercy.