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Cov Cath Senior Named National Merit Finalist

This afternoon, Covington Catholic, a Blue Ribbon of Excellence school, announced that senior Adrian Neff has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a Finalist, making him 1 of only 15,000 students nationwide to receive this designation.

Adrian is the president of the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society as well as a member of the Kentucky United Nations Assembly and the Chess Club.  Adrian was selected to participate in the esteemed Governor’s Scholars Program in 2014.  In the summer of 2013, he attended the University of Dayton Engineering summer camp.   Within his community, Adrian volunteers with the St. Elizabeth Healthcare STARS grief support program and works with swimmers in Special Olympics.  Adrian is the son of Kerry and Janie Neff of Fort Wright and a member of St. Agnes Parish.

“The Covington Catholic community is very proud of Adrian on being named a National Merit Finalist," said Principal Robert Rowe. "This young man is an excellent student who is an active participant in both the school and local community. Covington Catholic takes great pride in its academics as illustrated by our consistently high ACT scores and educational accolades, but more importantly, we are proud of the well-rounded community leaders we produce.”

Covington Catholic is also proud to have 2 National Merit Commended Scholars, Aaron Buckley and Christian Vandusen.

On Wednesday, a Villa Madonna Academy student was also named a National Merit finalist.

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