McCallie's Nunally Is Achievement Semifinalist; 8 Are Commended Students

Monday, October 1, 2012

McCallie Senior Julian Nunally of Chattanooga was announced as one of 1,600 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists for 2012. The National Achievement Scholarship program helps provide academic recognition to promising African-American high school students.

The semifinalists have an opportunity to compete for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarships worth more than $2.5 million which will be awarded next spring. 

Additionally, eight McCallie School seniors have earned recognition among the nation’s academic elite as National Merit Commended Scholars.

Each student received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation indicating that he scored within the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT. 

McCallie students honored this year as National Merit Commended Scholars include Max Brown, Rocky Face, Ga.; John Crum, Charlotte, N.C.; Sam Hornsby, Decatur, Tenn.; Kyle Logan, Lafayette, Ga.; Andrew Meehan, Birmingham, Ala.; Hank Moore, Chattanooga; Shawn Paik, Chattanooga; and Chris Unnerstall, Eureka, Mo.


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