Michael McPherson, St. Mark’s School of Texas senior and Eagle Scout Troop 890 member, was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. He recently received his formal presentation from U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and also received a recommendation from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson in December. He will report for his induction to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., this July. He plans to major in systems and weapon engineering, and then apply to the United States Marine Corps Officers Candidate School upon graduation from the academy.

Bishop Lynch junior Chase Gaddy won a TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award is open to any Texas high school student who has started and managed a business successfully. Gaddy won the award for his business, Gaddy Landscaping, and was the only junior to receive the honor. He will now get a $1,000 scholarship toward the college of his choice.