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Bishop Lynch High School is proud to announce the Recognized Scholars for the Class of 2014. Fourteen students have been awarded this distinguished honor including Sarah Bannister (moved to MA) Angella Blake, Sarah Dieter, Amanda Ehnis, Grace Flanagan, Yonatan Girma, Ashley Hanks, Amy Hess, William Ineich, Shane Landis, Ze Lyu, Corbin Neumann, Courtney Newman, Caitlin O’Connor, Olive Pedraza, Kaitlin Potter, Arielle Rodriguez, Kimberly Walter and Benjamin Yoxall. 

Scoring in the top three percent of test takers in Texas are National Merit Commended students Angella Blake, SarahDieter, Amanda Ehnis, William Ineich, Shane Landis, Corbin Neumann, Courtney Newman and Olive Pedraza. Named as National Hispanic Scholars for outstanding PSAT test scores are Angella Blake, Ashley Hanks, Olive Pedraza and Arielle Rodriguez. Honored as an African American National Achievement Scholar is Yonatan Girma. Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction who scored a 3.5 average on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP tests exams are Angella Blake and Courtney Newman.

Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor scoring a 3.25 average on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP tests are Sarah Bannister (transferred to MA), Ze Lyu, Olive Pedraza and Benjamin Yoxall. And finally, Advanced Placement Scholars with scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams are Sarah Dieter, Amanda Ehnis, Grace Flanagan, Amy Hess, Shane Landis, Corbin Neumann, Caitlin O’Connor, Kaitlin Potter and Kimberly Walter.

Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of United State high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Throughout its 51 year history, Bishop Lynch High School has participated in the National Merit program and to date, nearly 350 BL graduates have been named National Merit Scholars. Bishop Lynch High School is the largest co-ed private school in Texas and has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School. A powerhouse in academics, athletics and the arts, BL has been awarded the TAPPS All-Around Trophy 13 times. Bishop Lynch hosts the largest Dual Enrollment program in the state, offering more than 50 courses a year including English, math, history, science and fine arts. The last four graduating classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 have each taken over 3,000 credit hours with them to college, all earned free of charge for the student’s family while on the BL campus.

Bishop Lynch High School is located at 9750 Ferguson Road in Dallas, and offers bus transportation from many areas of the city. Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Lynch High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission. For additional information or to acquire a BL Media Access Pass, please contact Kristin Mannari at 214-324-3607 ext. 217 or kristin.mannari@bishoplynch.org.