Jesuit Congratulates 26 National Merit Semifinalists, 2 National Achievement Semifinalists, and 1 National Hispanic Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized 26 seniors from Jesuit High School’s Class of 2013 as semifinalists in the annual Merit Scholarship Competition. An additional 20 seniors received recognition as “Commended” scholars.
The NMSC recognizes academically talented students throughout the United States and conducts nationwide academic scholarship programs.
Two seniors — Ernest Philip Legier III and Michael Anthony Sinegar, Jr. (who is also named as a National Merit Semifinalist) — were recognized by The National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition established in 1964 to acknowledge outstanding African American high school students. African American students can qualify for recognition and be honored as Semifinalists or Finalists in both the National Merit program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from the NMSC.
One Jesuit senior, Zachary Noah Lannes, was recognized by The National Hispanic Recognition Program. Established in 1983 by the College Board, this program provides national recognition for Hispanic students based on their PSAT scores and identifies them for post secondary institutions.
Unless otherwise designated, the majority of seniors pictured were named as National Merit Seminfinalists.
(Front row, from left): Jimmy Joseph Brown; Johnston Jeffrey Burkhardt; Andrew Joseph Burmaster; Brandon John Butera; Seth Sanjiv Chauhan; Joseph Thomas Crapanzano III; Zachary Armfield Creel.
(Second row): John James D’Angelo; William Louis Emmett; Peyton Leonard Fine; Benjamin Talbot Guerra; Carl Edward Hellmers IV; Joseph Farrell Kepper.
(Third row): Lucas Chad Lavoie; Dominic Joseph Lloyd; Brandon Komadel Manganello; Ryan David Mouton; Andrew Ashton Pettus; James Ronald Sampognaro; Gordon Christian Schmidt.
(Back row): Nicholas David Simon; Michael Anthony Sinegar, Jr. (who is also a National Achivement Semifinalist); Christipher Patrick Stephens; Matt Jared Tillery; Larry Douglas Wink, Jr.; Matthew Joseph Wolff; Zachary Noah Lannes (who is a National Hispanic Scholar); and, Ernest Philip Legier III (who is a National Achievement Semifinalist).
The “Commended” seniors in the National Merit program are: Evan James Bailey, Luis Etienne Balart, Jr., Joseph Michael Barletta, Jared Charles Blohowiak, Grant Michael Candies, Michael Raphael Cusimano, Patrick Hoffman Denenea, Patrick Tennant Duckworth, Rene Roy Duplantier, Jack Michael Ferro, Robert Maxwell Guidry, Zachary Noah Lannes, Alexander Kuan Kuoi Lee, Jonathan Michael Llovet, Bradley Jacob Powers, Preston Barrett Reisig, Ian Kim Rohr, Nicholas Joseph Rosato, Jr., Taylor Joel Varisco, and Jeremy Marc Vezina.