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Pair of Villa Madonna Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Villa Madonna seniors Sydney O’Connor of Villa Hills and Nicholas Weaver of Villa Hills have been named National Merit Finalists.  

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.) The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Of these 16,000 Semifinalists, approximately 15,000 are named National Merit Finalists and will continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

Villa Madonna Academy Donates Thousands of Items to Local Charity

Villa Madonna Academy High School and Junior High students hosted a "Souper Bowl' food drive last week in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Each class was challenged to bring in canned goods and condiments over the course of the week to help stock shelves at Holy Spirit Outreach Ministry in NewporT. The organization distributes food to more than 3,500 families in Campbell County.

Villa’s Souper Bowl netted more than 3,000 food items, personal care items, and monetary donations for Holy Spirit Outreach. Villa’s junior class won the Souper Bowl by bringing in the most donations. Today, those donations were boxed up and delivered to the organization.

Service is a value upon which Villa Madonna Academy was founded. Each year, Villa’s students serve more than 8,000 community service hours and host food and clothing drives to help others in the community.

- Staff report/Top Photo: Sydney O'Connor and Nicholas Weaver

Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Lizzy Bateman (sophomore, Villa Hills), Brad Bellamy (sophomore, Villa Hills), Nick Britton (sophomore, Hebron), Brian Davis (sophomore, Taylor Mill)