Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Local students named National Merit semifinalists

Published October 20, 2016

ATLANTA—The nationwide pool of 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, must have an outstanding high school academic record, be recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn Scholastic Aptitude Test scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Local students earning the designation include: John Lundkovsky, from Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell; Jack Dinges, Erin Egan, Jacob Read, Christina Shin and Grace Uber from Marist School, Atlanta; and Joshua Christopher, Patrick Crawford, Matthew Desmelik, Emily Pearson, Robert Porter and Jacob Ressler-Craig from St. Pius X High School, Atlanta.