Three Academy seniors receive national recognition for academic excellence


Meagan Gonzalez, Meghan Wallace, and Alexander Viso radiate joy upon hearing about their national recognition.

Elaine Petrarca, Section and Photography Editor

The National Merit Scholars Corporation announced this past week that Senior Meghan Wallace has been selected as a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Wallace, besides her love of history, is active on campus in Student Council, Thespians, National Honors Society (NHS), Mission Trip Leader for Dominican Republic and Ro Kappa History Honors Society.

At the same time,  Meagan Gonzalez and Alexandra Viso were named National Hispanic Scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP), sponsored by the College Board.  Gonzalez, who was announced two weeks ago as a semifinalist for National Merit Scholarship Award, serves on Student Council and as Captain of the AHN-Jesuit Cheerleading Team.  She  is active in community service, including the Mayor’s Youth Corps and National League of Cities.  Recently she was selected Young Woman of Promise by the Athena Society.

Viso,  also a member of the AHN-Jesuit Cheerleading Team, serves as President of Teen Leadership Council (TLC) and a mission leader for the Dominican Republic Mission Trip. Both she and Viso are members of NHS, Ro Alpha History Honors Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.