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National Merit and College Board Awards 2022

National Merit and College Board Awards 2022

Congratulations to our Second Baptist School seniors who received recognition from the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

At Second Baptist School, we equip our graduates to perform at the highest levels of their respective fields and disciplines so that they can serve as the next generation of Christian leaders. Rising up to meet high standards of academic excellence, five SBS upper school students have been recognized for their academic achievements by The College Board, and Josh Collins ‘23 has been named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. 

“Being nominated as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist is an incredible honor, but this award is also a reflection of the impact others have had on my life. I am extremely grateful to my teachers and friends at SBS,” said Josh Collins ‘23.

The feeling is mutual. 

“We are very proud of Josh. He is proof that a Christian education prepares you to impact the world for Christ,” said Head of Upper School Jon Konzelman.

Additionally, the following students earned recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the exams:

Carson Bohannon ‘23: NHRA (National Hispanic Recognition Award)

Daniel Arce ‘23: NHRA (National Hispanic Recognition Award)

Gerardo Vazquez ‘23: NHRA (National Hispanic Recognition Award)

Lou Hughes ‘23: NAARA (National African American Recognition Award)

What’s more, seven students in the Class of 2023 have been named National Merit Commended Scholars: Leighton Chapman, Cole Claypool, Kendalyn Firenza, Max Flessner, Edward Millard, Grace Quach, Isabella Ventura.

So far, this year, 10% of Second Baptist School’s Class of 2023 has received National Merit recognition and 16% has received national academic recognition from the College Board. Congratulations to all of our academic award winners!