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AHS students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program, National Recognition Program

Bud Green and Trevor Hennington National Merit SemifinalistsSeptember 15, 2021

 

Aledo High School is home to two National Merit Semifinalists as Bearcat seniors Bud Green and Trevor Hennington were recognized on Wednesday among the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide and 1,500 in Texas in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

 

“We are thrilled for Bud and Trevor for earning this recognition and representing Aledo High School,” AHS principal Angi Tims said. “They have worked incredibly hard and have had amazing teachers along the way to help guide them. Congratulations to J.L. and T.J., and we can’t wait to follow your success for years to come.”

 

Green and Hennington will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million. 

 

High school juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

 

Also recently announced, AHS Has six National Merit Commended Scholars in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program: Taylor Hobbs, Anna Yates, Kate Siddons, Jacob Deatherage, Ashley Garrett and Libby Clements.

 

These AHS seniors are six of about 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

 

In addition to National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Scholars honors for Green and Hennington, 29 additional AHS students were also recognized as National Recognition Program Scholars (African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, and/or Rural and Small Town scholars) by the College Board. Twenty-seven of those students earned two or more National Recognition Program Scholars honors. AHS seniors earned 57 total honors, more than six times the number of honors for Aledo High School seniors last year.

 

Students honored by the National Recognition Program were recognized as College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars, College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, College Board National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholars, and/or College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Scholars. The students who earned these honors are:

  • Nathan Brown: Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Zackary Brown: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Peyton Bishop: African American Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Gianna Cabello: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Esteban Cadena: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Austin Conner: African American Recognition; Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition 
  • Jolie Crabtree: Indigenous Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Trever Darton: African American Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Isabel Davila: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Jacob DeLeon: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Estevan Flores: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Mia Flowers: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Andrew Gamez: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Graciela Gonzales: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Logan Johnson: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Cale Linderbaum: Indigenous Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Zane Martin: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Sophia Merrill: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Isabella Michel: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Andrew Miller: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Raymond Polexi: African American Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • William Reynolds: Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Anna Salame: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Ariana Schmitt: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Haley Smith: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Luke Taylor: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Rachel Taylor: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Joshua Wagner: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition
  • Emma Wieland: Hispanic Recognition; National Rural and Small Town Recognition