Class of 2014 Produces 35 National Merit Semifinalists, 3 National Achievement Semifinalists, and 4 Hispanic Scholars
Jesuit High School’s Class of 2014 has produced 35 National Merit Semifinalists, three National Achievement Semifinalists, and four National Hispanic Scholars. Two Blue Jay honorees — Sean Stephens and Kevin Yokum — achieved perfect scores of 240. The academic scholars recognized as National Merit Semifinalists had PSAT scores ranging from 210 to 240.
The honorees recently gathered for a group photo on the front steps of the school’s main entrance. Bottom row, from left: National Achievement Semifinalist C.J. Blagrove; National Merit Semifinalists Mark Alvarez (also a National Hispanic Scholar), Grady Burnett, Ian Calamari (also a National Hispanic Scholar), and Stanley Dai;
Second row: Patrick Doell, Arthur Dunlap, Joseph Eustis, Christopher Fasone, and Liam Fitzgerald;
Third row: Reuben Hogan (also a National Achievement Semifinalist), Zhen Huang, Zachary Jones, Eugene Kim, Jordan Lacoste, Taylor Lee, and Abel Lopez (also a National Hispanic Scholar);
Fourth row: Cameron Martinez, Christopher Maurice, Christopher Mire, Matthew Monju, and Benjamin Nettleton;
Fifth row: Thomas Nimmo, Max Perret, Peyton Pertuit, Patrick Russo, Patrick Ryan, and Sean Stephens;
Top row: Tyler Story, William Thompson, Cullen Walsh, Richard Williams (also a National Achievement Semifinalist), Garrett Wolff, and Kevin Yokum.
Missing the photo were National Merit Semifinalists Keith Collins and Ross Palmer, and National Hispanic Scholars Caldwell Hebert and Hayden Pels.
An additional six seniors received recognition as “Commended” scholars: Zachary Adams, Harrison Cates, Caldwell Hebert, William Myers, Hayden Pels, and Jacob Stansberry.
Senior Caldwell Hebert was honored with a National Hispanic Honorable Mention.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes academically talented students throughout the United States and conducts nationwide academic scholarship programs.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is 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.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program, established in 1983 by the College Board, provides national recognition for Hispanic students based on their PSAT scores and identifies them for post secondary institutions.