Six Catholic High seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists, one National Hispanic Scholar and 14 have received National Merit Commended honors in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Mark Babin, Hunter Dupré, Austin Lala, Taylor Lemoine, Kevin Ortego and Brice Polito are National Merit Semifinalists.
Mark Babin is the son of Paula and Russell Babin and attended St. Jude the Apostle. Hunter Dupré is the son of Renée Talbot and Michael Dupré and attended St. Luke’s Episcopal. Austin Lala is the son of Susan and Michael Lala and attended St. Jude the Apostle. Taylor Lemoine is the son of Cherie and James Lemoine and attended Our Lady of Mercy. Kevin Ortego is the son of Gwen and Kevin Ortego and attended St. George. Brice Polito is the son of Suzette Sweeney Polito and Michael Polito and attended St. Thomas More School.
National Hispanic Scholar is Tyler Peairs. He is the son of Alex and Brandon Peairs and attended Central Private School.
Derin Acar, Leon Calvit, Thomas Culotta, Connor Ethridge, Troy Henderson IV, Cullen Hodges, Joseph LeJeune, Michael McDowell, Quin Mese, Adam Prevot, Joseph St. Cyr, Adam Stagg, Austin Starks and Alex Watson are named National Merit Commended Students.
Derin Acar is the son of Elif and Edward Chiasson and attended St. Aloysius. Leon Calvit is the son of Jeannine and Mark Calvit and attended St. Aloysius. Thomas Culotta is the son of Bridget and Leonard Culotta and attended St. Jude the Apostle. Connor Ethridge is the son of Robin and Charles Ethridge and attended St. Thomas More. Troy Henderson IV is the son of Laurie and Troy Henderson III and attended St. Thomas More. Cullen Hodges is the son of Stephanie and Blake Hodges and attended Sacred Heart. Joseph LeJeune is the son of Lyn and Cyril LeJeune and attended St. Thomas More. Michael McDowell is the son of Kathy and Charles McDowell and attended St. Jude the Apostle. Quin Mese is the son of Rhonda and David Mese and attended Sacred Heart. Adam Prevot is the son of Sonja and Mark Prevot and attended St. Alphonsus. Joseph St. Cyr is the son of Donna and Steve St. Cyr and attended St. Jude the Apostle. Adam Stagg is the son of Lynda and Patrick Stagg and attended The Dunham School. Austin Starks is the son of Marilyn and Perry Starks and attended St. Thomas More. Alex Watson is the son of Christine and Edward Watson and attended St. George.