Dresden HS student chosen as National Merit finalist

Dresden HS student chosen as National Merit finalist

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 6:00 pm

Dresden HS student chosen as National Merit finalist | Dresden HS student chosen as National Merit finalist
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that Dresden High School senior Ben Herron has achieved its highest recognition as a National Merit finalist.
Herron is believed to be one of only five other West Tennessee students to achieve the honor this year.
The Dresden senior said he is very thankful for his teachers and classmates. 
 “I am most grateful to our great teachers who do so much to help my classmates and me. Our excellent teachers don’t get nearly enough credit for all their hard work,” Herron said.
“And I’m also grateful to my very talented, hard-working classmates who challenge me to do my best and who are doing and are going to do great things.”
More than 1.5 million students in 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT).
Herron and his fellow finalists are less than one percent of U. S. high school seniors and include only the very highest scoring entrants in each state. 
Herron also has been selected for and attended American Legion Boys’ State, the Congressional Academy in Washington, D.C., the Governor’s School for International Studies at the University of Memphis and a special program at Duke University. 
At Dresden High School, Herron is on the student council and the cross-country team.
He is an Eagle Scout member of Troop 40, led by scoutmasters Eddie Capps and Terry Brewer.
He is a member of Dresden First United Methodist Church, pastored by Rev. Mark Earheart, and a member of Sherry Pritchett Hatchel’s Sunday school class.
Herron is the son of Nancy and Roy Herron. He is the grandson of Fran Miller and the late L. J. Miller of Memphis and Mary Herron and the late Chancellor Grooms Herron of Dresden. Published in The WCP 4.5.12

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