Nine McCallie and GPS students named national merit semifinalists
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MCCALLIE AND GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL students, from front left, Megan Rohn, Rebecca Jenkins, Lucy Whitfield, Anna Carroll as well as Philip Zeiser, Matt McCall, Peter Lugthart, Roger Lee and John Eric Miller, are National Merit semifinalists.
MCCALLIE AND GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL students, from front left, Megan Rohn, Rebecca Jenkins, Lucy Whitfield, Anna Carroll as well as Philip Zeiser, Matt McCall, Peter Lugthart, Roger Lee and John Eric Miller, are National Merit semifinalists.
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The partnership of the McCallie School and Girls Preparatory School had a combined total of nine students named national merit semifinalists.

This prestigious academic honor places these seniors among the top 1 percent, or roughly 16,000, of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the Preliminary SAT last year.

Earning the academic honor were five McCallie students and four students from GPS.McCallie’s semifinalists include: Roger Lee, Hixson; Peter Lugthart, Rocky Face, Ga.; Matt McCall, Signal Mountain; John Eric Milller, Rocky Face; and Philip Zeiser, Signal Mountain.Semifinalists from GPS are Anna Carroll, Chattanooga; Rebecca Jenkins, Chattanooga; Megan Rohn, Signal Mountain; and Lucy Whitfield, Signal Mountain.

“This achievement places these scholars among elite company with their peers nationwide,” McCallie Headmaster Kirk Walker said.

Dr. Sue Groesbeck, Interim Head of School at GPS, lauded the girls’ academic records, participation in school activities and leadership qualities.

All semifinalists will now be considered for National Merit Finalist status and could be one of about 8,000 students across the nation to earn National Merit Scholarships to the college or university of their choice.