Dr. Michael O'Guin, Principal of Nacogdoches High School (NHS), announced Monday, September 26th that NHS seniors Trishala Roy and Hunter Stephens have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Roy and Stephens will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit scholarships, as Commended Students they have placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Trishala is the daughter of Dr. Sudeshna Roy and is currently ranked first in the senior class at NHS.  As a senior, Trishala is the drum major of the Golden Dragon Marching Band, and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. Additionally, she participates in Model United Nations and UIL Academics and is a member of the Varsity Tennis team.  Upon graduation, Trishala will have completed 12 Advanced Placement and 51 college hours through the Dual Credit Program at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Hunter is the son of Dr. Brent and Ginger Stephens and is currently ranked seventh in the senior class.  At NHS, Hunter is a member of the Swim Team and is a Captain in the Golden Dragon Marching Band.  He is active in National Honor Society and Model United Nations. Upon graduation, he will have completed 42 Advanced Placement and Dual Credit college hours.