Jackson Allen, Jonathan Randall and LHHS Principal Dr. Joshua Delich

Lake Highlands High School is celebrating the achievements of several Wildcats recognized recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Jackson Allen and Jonathan Randall were named National Merit Semfinalists after they scored in the top 1 percent of the 1.6 million American high school students taking the PSAT/NMSQT test as juniors. They are now eligible to compete for 7,500 scholarship awards worth $32 million.

Cale Kimball, Robert Reed, Scott Griffin, Onyedikachi “Oby” Uche, Noah Henry and the late Austin Silva all earned Commended status for their achievement. Silva was also named a National Hispanic Scholar due to his high score and his Hispanic heritage.

You’ll recall Silva was the much-beloved Wrangler and Wildcat tennis player who died after complications from having wisdom teeth removed.

Congratulations to these students for their outstanding work.

Cale Kimball, Robert Reed, Scott Griffin, Dr. Delich, Onyedikachi “Oby” Uche, Noah Henry.

Austin Silva with parents Suzanne and David