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Students recognized as scholars
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Posted: 2012 Nov 16 - 07:16


Congratulations to John Carroll High School senior Savannah Geary for earning the prestigious designation of National Merit Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

As a commended student, Savannah placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

"I'm so proud of myself for receiving the honor of Merit Commended Scholar. The wonderful faculty at John Carroll has been extremely supportive, and I thank them all," said Savannah.

"My dream college is Brown University, and while my major is undecided, I am interested in the fields of environmental science, graphic design and journalism."

Savannah is a proud member of the JCHS lacrosse team, History Club, Anchor Club, Drama Club (co-president), National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Alpha Peer Ministry Group, and the award-winning Envirothon Team, earning first at regionals and second in Florida last year.

In addition to having the highest GPA in her senior class, she is an Advanced Placement Scholar, member of the Duke Talent Identification Program, a Merit Scholar, and a Waldorf Scholar.

In her spare time, Savannah is an altar server at St. Helen Catholic Church, participates in Youth on a Mission, works on the school's Habit for Humanity homes and more.

Congratulations also to John Carroll High School seniors Agenia Delouche and Katie Lescouflair for earning the designation of 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Competition semifinalists.

These academically talented high-school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.

"I would like to go to the University of Florida or University of Miami and major in psychology," said Agenia.

Agenia is also a member of the Anchor Club, yearbook staff, Student Government Association (class president all four years), Multicultural Club, band (band captain grade 12), Character Club, Spanish Club, Students Against Drunken Driving, Guitar Club, National Honor Society, basketball team, youth group of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Mu Alpha Theta, Christian Service Interact Club and Alpha Peer Ministry.

Katie is a member of the yearbook staff, band, National Honor Society, Liturgy Commission, choir, KSI Global, Mu Alpha Theta, and Anchor, Art, Book, French, Multicultural, Guitar and SADD clubs.

She is very involved in her youth group, Catholic Heart Work Camp, and has been involved with the Notre Dame pre-college leadership seminar program. A member of the Honor Roll, Katie has won numerous academic awards and spends hours volunteering for those less fortunate.

"I plan to attend Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, or Johns Hopkins University. My goal is to major in medicine, becoming either a pediatrician or an epidemiologist."

To learn more about the academic successes of John Carroll High School students, visit www.JohnCarrollHigh.com.


Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.


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