07 Apr 2011

Two Seniors Named National Achievement Finalists

Catholic High Seniors John Abrams and Gill Walker Jr. have been named National Achievement Finalists.

Abrams and Walker were named National Achievement Semifinalists in September 2010 when more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors were designated Semifinalists in the 47th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. 

Semifinalists continued in the competition for 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.5 million.  Gill Walker Jr. was the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship. 

Abrams is the son of Julie Chenier and Mathew Abrams and attended St. Jude the Apostle School.  He was also named a National Merit Commended Student. 

Walker is the son of Shalonda and Gill Walker and attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School.