Congratulations to the seven Prestonwood Christian Academy seniors who placed in the 2018 National Merit competition. Matthew Buttry and Karen Sculley were named National Merit Semifinalists based on their results of the fall 2017 PSAT. In addition, Alex Donaldson, Logan Doyle and Landon Sibley were National Merit Commended. Bella Arenas and Nick Vazquez have been named National Hispanic Scholars.
National Merit Commended students rank in the top 97 percentile of all students in Texas who took the 2017 PSAT. National Merit Semifinalists rank in the top 1% of all students in Texas who took the 2017 PSAT. Approximately 1.5 million high school juniors from across the country compete each year in the National Merit Competition. College Board and Scholarship America selects just 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students from 400,000 to be named National Hispanic Scholars.
"We are proud of these bright students who excel academically and are involved as leaders on our campus. Each of them is able to articulate their biblical worldview in a marketplace full of opposing ideas and ideology," said Dr. Larry Taylor, Head of School, Prestonwood Christian Academy. "These seven students represent Prestonwood Christian Academy well, and they showcase how a student can shine at a liberal arts school where faith is not separated from learning, but rather integrated intentionally, resulting in a distinctive environment and community."