Barron and Simmons named St. Andrew’s-Sewanee National Merit Fellows
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School Principal Karl Sjolund has announced that senior boarders Kenneth Simmons of Lookout Mountain and Charlotte “Charlie” Barron of Chattanooga have been named recommended students under the scholarship program. national merit 2022.
Approximately 34,000 recommended students across the country are recognized for their outstanding academic promise. The congratulated students ranked among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 National Merit Competition by passing the preliminary qualifying test for the 2020 SAT / National Merit Scholarships (PSAT / NMSQT).
“Those who are nominated as recommended students have demonstrated exceptional potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the NMSC.
“These students represent a valuable national resource; Recognizing their achievements, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital for the advancement of educational excellence in our country. We hope this recognition will help expand their educational opportunities and encourage them to continue their quest for academic success.
Mr. Simmons is an Outstanding Student, Fellow of the Cum Laube Society, and was the 2021 recipient of the Frank Phillips White 11th Grade English Award. He was also recognized for his outstanding performance in the National Latin Exam. His youtube channel, Interstate KS, has more than 750 subscribers and lights videos on the country’s highways that have been viewed over 700,000 times. He is the son of Michèle and John Simmons.
Ms. Barron is a high honors student, supervisor and member of the school’s honorary council. She was previously a member of the Driving Council. She is a member of the cross country, wrestling and track and field teams. In 2021, its 4×800 relay team finished in second place in the region and qualified for the state competition. She is the former recipient of prizes in English and Art and has distinguished herself in the National Latin Exam. She is the daughter of Celeste Herbert and David Barron.