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National Merit Special Scholarships
National Merit Special Scholarships

Three seniors named candidates in the National Merit Special Scholarship Competition

Saint Xavier is pleased to announce that three seniors have been named candidates in the National Merit Special Scholarship Competition.

St. X congratulates the following seniors: Ben Bernard, Grant Largen, and Zach Schneider. They are in competition for scholarships sponsored by The UPS Foundation and Old National Bancorp.

Ben Bernard is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved in several clubs at St. X including: Table-Top Gaming Club, Chemistry Club, Medical Careers Club and the Environmental Club. Off campus, Ben tutors at his grade school and was a camp counselor at the Commonwealth Honors Academy Vacation Bible School. He would like to major in either Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical or Psychology in college with aspirations to be a surgeon and would like to attend either Murray State, Belmont or the University of Louisville.

Grant Largen has been a member of the Tiger Swimming and Diving team for four years. He is a National Honor Society and Ryken Service Club member. He accredits swimming for helping shape him to the young man that he has become through the dedication, determination and time management that is required to balancing both a sport and academics. Grant volunteers for the Southeast Christian House Project - a program with Southeast Christian Church that helps renovate houses in the west side of Louisville. He would like to attend either the University of Kentucky, University of Indianapolis or Saint Louis University and major in Biology or Exercise Science.

Zach Schneider is a member of the Quick Recall team and Archery teams. He qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam and was one of the five Louisville-area students among nearly 1,000 competitors. Additionally, he has been accepted to attend a three-week summer session for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago last summer. He has been involved with Boy Scouts since the first grade and he says it has reinforced his love for nature, exploration and service to others. Zach would like to attend either Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Chicago and would like to major in either Material Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Organic Chemistry.

With the ten already named National Merit Semifinalists or Commended students, the total number of Tigers recognized by the National Merit Corporation is now up to 13!

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