Elite company of Eagles prove their merit

    Listed from left to right: Cameron Parker '16, Josef Lawrence '16, Anton Poral '16 and Wayne Babineaux '16
    (From Left) Juniors Cameron Parker, Josef Lawrence, Anton Poral and Wayne Babineaux

    “I feel honored to be in the company of such eminent scholars.”

    -Wayne Babineaux, Senior

    A group of students recently soared above the competition after cranking out high scores on their National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests.

    These students, all of them seniors, were not just chosen based upon their outstanding classroom performance but also as a result of the great scores that they received after taking the PSAT last year as juniors.

    For them to be commended in the program, they must have received at least a score of a 202 or above on their PSAT last year

    The students who were commended are Matthew Ashbaugh, Seth Beavers, Alex Broussard, Alex Carnegie, Seth Dalton, Aidan Delaunay, Wyatt George, Matthew Liebold, Joseph Nemec, Julian Ramos and Jack Woulfe.

    To be recognized as a National Merit semifinalist, the students must have received a score of a 220 or above on their PSAT.

    The four seniors who earned this recognition are Wayne Babineaux, Josef Lawrence, Cameron Parker and Anton Poral. These guys will have the chance to become finalists later on.

    “I feel honored to be in the company of such eminent scholars,” Babineaux said.

    “It feels good to know that I am in this great company,” Poral said.

    There are 16,000 semifinalists, 15,000 finalists, 7,400 National Merit Scholarships and even corporate scholarships awarded to National Merit scholars across the country.

    PSAT testing for this year’s sophomores and juniors will take place at school October 14.