Chattanooga Area Has 23 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Chattanooga area had 23 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

Those included four each from Baylor and GPS and seven from McCallie.

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) on Wednesday announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semi-finalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semi-finalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifi cally to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business
organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s
scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.


BAYLOR SCHOOL
900 Butt, Andrew T.
450 Harwood, Hayley M.
160 McKenney, Grace B.
522 Vetzel, Jarrod

CHATTANOOGA SCHOOL FOR
THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
160 Zimmerman, Zoe H.

COLLEGIATE HIGH
430 Lee, Annika G.

GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
160 Lim, Margaret S.
906 Poggi, Tatiana R.
770 Thel, Kathryn S.
162 Veys, Sophie M.

MC CALLIE SCHOOL
553 Gaume, Chase J.
200 Landsbergen, Andrew
000 LaPlace, Gavin H.
741 Liu, Allen F.
457 Lott, Andrew L.
999 Nisar, Ahmad M.
209 Sung, Jaewon

STEM SCHOOL
301 Basler, Elias E.

CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND H. S.
700 Byerly, Brian T.

OOLTEWAH
EAST HAMILTON SCHOOL
000 Azevedo, Joseph D.
467 Lagria, Joshua Benedict M.
OOLTEWAH H. S.
300 Dyer, Phillip M.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN H. S.
628 Azad, Tamjeed



CSCC Is The Perfect Size For Wyrick

Cleveland High School graduate Ben Wyrick wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to major in, so he decided to enroll at Cleveland State Community College to take his general education courses before deciding on a career.   “If you go straight from high school to a four-year school, you are still taking general education courses, so you might as well take them here at ... (click for more)

Echols Receives School Of Business Alumna Award

Dr. Evaline Echols was named the 2017 School of Business Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at the annual department breakfast at Lee University’s Homecoming.  “It is upon these shoulders [Echols] that we, the current School of Business, stand,” said Dr. DeWayne Thompson, dean of Lee’s School of Business. “This is her legacy and the reason she is the 2017 School of Business ... (click for more)

3 People Shot Early Saturday Morning; 1 Is Killed; 2 Victims Are Known Gang Members

Ladarius Cross, 28, Terrance Careathers, 26, and a juvenile were shot early Saturday morning. Cross was killed.   Chattanooga Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at 5:16 a.m. in the 1400 block of Roanoke Avenue.   Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police Officers located the single vehicle crash with two people suffering for apparent gunshot wounds. The driver, ... (click for more)

CSAS Teacher Who Was Once Reported Missing Facing DUI Charge

A teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, who recently was reported missing and then was spotted, has now been arrested. John Albert Eaton, 44, was arrested Sunday in Red Bank on a DUI charge. He gave his address as 9580 Sweet Gum Lane, Soddy Daisy. Eaton's wife had reported him missing after she said he told her he was going to the school on a Sunday afternoon ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s ‘Shush’ Fund

Michael Reagan, the son of one of our nation’s greatest presidents, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece on Sunday that explained why he believes the women who have stepped forward to allege they were once abused by Judge Roy Moore. He wrote that when he, a political consultant, is asked why the women waited 40 years to bring up the charges, “I tell them I didn’t reveal my sexual abuse ... (click for more)