3 McCallie Seniors Earn Minority Scholarship Awards

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Justin Badgett and Timi Coker, both McCallie senior boarding students, were announced Wednesday as two of 1,600 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists for 2014. 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. 

Justin is from Knoxville and Timi is from Duluth, Ga.

Additionally, senior boarder Sam Lopez of Marietta, Ga., has been selected as a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. 

The NHRP will recognize about 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students selected from a pool of over 259,000 who took the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA. Honored students are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, have achieved a minimum PSAT/NMSQT score for their region and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher through their junior year are designated as Scholars. 

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