BEAUFORT, S.C. – On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is thrilled to announce that four seniors from her first graduating class were among the some 200 students from South Carolina named as National Merit Semifinalists. Morgan Chumney, Sarah Lawrence, Sydney Lawrence, and Caroline O’Neal made up 4 of the 5 seniors in Beaufort County high schools to receive this prestigious award.
Founding Headmaster, the Rev. Chad E. Lawrence, remarked, “We are immensely proud of these four students. Truly, they embody the love of learning that is at the core of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. It is fitting that their hard work, inquisitive natures, and pursuit of excellence should be dignified through this accomplishment. But this is also a celebration for our entire school community. For Holy Trinity to have four National Merit Semifinalists in our inaugural graduating class speaks to the superb teachers, strong curriculum, and top notch learning environment we have sought to build here over the past seven years. Soli Deo Gloria!”