National Merit Program

Why Study Latin? 7 out of 16 Highlands Latin Seniors Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Competition

A record 7 out of 16 Highlands Latin seniors were just recognized in the National Merit Scholarship Competition (6 Semifinalists and 1 Commended Student).  Semifinalists represent the top 1% of college-bound seniors. The odds of this just happening by chance are about 1 in 300,000,000.  (See the Insider Louisville feature article about this rare accomplishment.)


Congratulations to Semifinalists (back) Samuel Roberts, Logan Crum, Andrew Thibaudeau, Spencer Henderson, (front) Anna McCain, and Lauren Petrey, and Commended Student, Tom Mangione, pictured with Principal Shawn Wheatley and Headmistress Cheryl Lowe.

Highlands Latin has created a culture of excellence that has led to the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists in Louisville over the last 10 years.

Percent of Seniors Recognized as National Merit Semifinalists


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