Two Airline Students Named
National Merit Semifinalists
Bossier Parish Schools is pleased to announce two Airline High students have qualified as 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and six others from throughout the district have been named as Commended Students.
Airline Vikings Noah Booker and Erin Bullock were named as Semifinalists, representing the top 0.5-percent of Louisiana’s senior students. Over 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition each year by taking a qualifying test that measures their critical reading ability, mathematics problem-solving ability and writing ability.
Booker is a member of FCA, FBLA, NSHSS, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society. He is considering a career in either the medical field or engineering, as math and science are his favorite subjects. Outside of school, Booker enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting and fishing and listening to music.
Bullock has served as the drum captain of the Viking Band for the last two years and, in 2015, made the Louisiana All-State Symphonic Band, a prestigious group composed of the most talented musicians across the state. Bullock is also president of the FBLA and involved in Mu Alpha Theta, NHS, FCA and Bossier Schools’ Gifted Program. Her interests outside of school include serving on the Simple Church Student Leadership Team and drumming with the high school ministry’s worship band. After graduation, her plans include majoring in English with a concentration on writing with the dream of one day becoming an author.
Booker and Bullock will now advance to the competition for National Merit Scholarships, which will be offered next spring.
In addition to Booker and Bullock being named Semifinalists, a half-dozen seniors were recognized as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Their national selection index score placed them among the top 50,000 students that took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Those receiving letters as Commended Students are Tyler Almer, Erik S. Johnson and Caitlin Simcox from Airline; Tyler Carrigan, who attends Benton High; Nicolas Godfrey from Haughton High; and Rebecca Port, a senior at Parkway.
Congratulations to each of these outstanding students. You make all of us at Bossier Parish Schools proud!
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