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National Merit Semifinalist: Kenny Nguyen

For the third year in a row, Chalmette High School is proud to be the home school of a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, a prestigious honor granted to the nation’s most promising graduating seniors. Over 1 million students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT, which allows them to vie for millions of dollars in scholarship money.
Kenny Nguyen, a senior at CHS, was recently named one of 16,000 semifinalists by the organization. Nguyen is a true product of St. Bernard Parish Public Schools, having attended elementary school at Joe Davies and middle school at Trist before becoming a CHS Owl.
Nguyen has dedicated his time at CHS in many productive ways – he is a member of the award winning Academic Games team and Cross Country team; he is also a member of many service and academic oriented organizations such as Interact Club, Beta Club, and Mu Alpha Theta.
Nguyen said he is incredibly honored to receive this designation and he credits the teachers and curriculum at CHS for helping him achieve so much.
“I have had the opportunity to take many rigorous courses from some influential teachers,” Nguyen said. “I also believe there is a support system here and a positive culture of academic competition that has made me strive for my best in all that I do.”
Nguyen specifically thanks Mrs. Kim Campbell, Mrs. Rachel McCloskey, and Mr. Dirk Tillman for their influence and instruction over his years at CHS.