Senior Sierra Lutheran receives national academic honor
A congratulatory letter from the National Merit Scholarship Program, which runs the program, will be presented to Potts by Kitty Murphy, Dean of Students and Faculty of SLHS, on October 7 during the weekly Chapel Service of the ‘school.
Approximately 34,000 recommended students across the country are recognized for their outstanding academic promise. Recommended students were among the top 50,000 scorers out of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021-2022 competition by participating in the PSAT 2020.
“When I first heard that I had received such an honor, it was a moment of shock and excitement at the same time,” said Potts. “I know that I could not have reached these heights without the unwavering support of my parents and my older sister; it is as much a testimony of their character as a testimony of my knowledge.
Potts, who participates in the school’s cross-country and track programs, will now be eligible to receive a wide range of scholarships from companies and organizations across the country.
“The Sierra Lutheran community is extremely proud of Caleb,” said Brian Underwood, executive director of the Sierra Lutheran. “His extraordinary pursuit of excellence and steadfast Christian witness has earned him universal respect from his peers, as well as faculty and staff.”
Sierra Lutheran High School is ranked by Niche as one of the top 10 private schools in the state of Nevada.