McCallie School Produces Four National Merit Finalists

Thursday, March 27, 2014
(clockwise top left): Roger Lee, Peter Lugthart, John Eric Miller, Matt McCall
(clockwise top left): Roger Lee, Peter Lugthart, John Eric Miller, Matt McCall

Four McCallie School seniors have been honored as 2013 National Merit Finalists: Roger Lee of Hixson; Peter Lugthart of Rocky Face, Ga.; Matt McCall of Signal Mountain, and John Eric Miller of Rocky Face, Ga.

National Merit Finalists are eligible for – and slightly more than half will receive – National Merit scholarships, which will be announced in April, May and July.

More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The finalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are the highest scoring entrants in the country on the qualifying test.

“This is an outstanding personal achievement for these boys,” Headmaster Kirk Walker ’69 said. “We are certainly proud of their accomplishments.”

McCallie boasts 27 National Merit Finalists in the last five years, school officials stated.  During the 2013-14 school year, 21 seniors were recognized as either National Merit Semifinalists or Commended Scholars.


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