Merit finalists and Palmetto scholars

St. John Neumann School,

St. John Neumann School,
Parable play at St. John Neumann
COLUMBIA—The sixth graders at St. John Neumann School perform a scene from “Once Upon a Parable.” The youth put the play on recently for family and friends with a second production for their classmates. Loosely based on the Prodigal Son, the students danced, sang and punctuated the story with humor. It was directed by Shelly Dunphy, the school’s drama and music teacher.

Bishop England names merit finalists
CHARLESTON—Five students from Bishop England High School were recently named as finalists in the competition for Merit Scholarship Awards to be offered in 2010. They are: Jeremy A. Bunting, Stephen C. Carron, William L. Dantzler, Martha C. Fulton and Ashleigh M. Van Metre. The youth were chosen from a field of 16,000 semifinalists.

Seniors named Palmetto scholars
GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School announced that 11 students out of a class of 63 seniors have qualified for early awards as Palmetto Fellows recently. Faris Armaly, Denise Azores-Gococo, Claire DeMars, Jacob Hanna, Meghan Hudak, Taylor LeBlanc, Alex Panuccio, Jessica Rex, Lauren Visin, Stella Watson and Katie Winebarger met the requirements by maintaining a GPA of 4.0 and scoring a minimum of 1,400 on the SAT I or 32 on the ACT. The scholarship recognizes academically talented S.C. high school seniors and encourages them to attend state colleges. They may receive up to $6,700 annually for three years to pursue a degree at a participating college or university.