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Five Seniors Earn Commended Student Recognition
Five Seniors Earn Commended Student Recognition
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National Merit Scholarship Corporation Publishes Commended Student List


Saint Xavier is proud to announce that five seniors were named Commended Students by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The following honorees will receive a Letter of Commendation from St. X and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: Gus Cutting, Wyatt Goodin, Camden Horelick, Adam Klimek and Paul Nutt.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are begin recognized for their exceptional academic promise.Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Gus Cutting is a National Honor Society member and on the defending state champion Lacrosse team. He has been involved with the Student Activities Council all four years and serves as the club's President this year. Additionally, he is involved with the Ryken Society Club and Campus Ministry leadership team - helping organize and communicate service projects. Gus is a part of the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society - a group of students and faculty who attends burials for poor and indigent members of the Louisville community.

Wyatt Goodin, is a three-year member of the Tiger Soccer team and very involved with S.C.O.R.E - an outreach program, started by members of the Class of 2018, to make refugees feel welcome in Louisville and help them in a time of need. As a part of the program, the volunteers develop a curriculum to play soccer and enables the children to gain some communication and English skills prior to the beginning of school. Additionally, Wyatt is a National Honor Society member and a Xaverian Scholar. He was the recipient of the Duke Book Award for academic excellence.

Camden Horelick is another member of the National Honor Society and a Xaverian Scholar. Additionally, he is a Louisville Book Award recipient and a member of the defending state champion Powerlifting team. He volunteers with St. Vincent DePaul and the Heuser House for Hearing and Learning. Camden said, "I am a proud St. X Tiger who hopes to become a doctor and save lives."

Adam Klimek, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Tabletop Gaming Club at St. X. Additionally, he serves on the Spiritual Leadership Core Team, a committee that is devoted to keeping St. X spiritually active by organizing Masses, prayer services and liturgical seasonal decorations. On the weekends and in the summer, Adam works at Paul's Fruit Market as a member of the produce staff.

Paul Nutt is heavily involved in the theater, both on stage and off, at St. X. He has worked the sound, acted in Pippin and Romeo and Juliet and is directing the upcoming play A Freshman Odyssey. Additionally, Paul has volunteered at Abbey of Gethsemani in Bardstown, Ky. for the past three years.

With five Tigers already named National Merit Semifinalists, the total number of St. X students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is now up to 10.

First row (L to R): Paul Nutt, Camden Horelick,; Second row: Gus Cutting, Wyatt Goodin and Adam Klimek

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