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BHS Students Recognized with Top Honors


Contact: Kristi Lee, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Communications



October 4, 2017


BHS Students Recognized with High Honors

(Bastrop) – Bastrop High School announced the names of three seniors who are Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Principal Brad Brown to Minka Atkinson, Lily Ellzey, and Stephen Etherington.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Atkinson, Ellzey, and Etherington will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, they placed among the top scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

Two other students received recognition under the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). David Enriquez and Aimee Robertson were named National Hispanic Merit Scholars. This honor puts them in the top two percent of all Hispanic/Latino students who were invited to apply for recognition under the NHRP.

“I am truly proud of these hard-working and talented Bastrop High School students,” said Brad Brown, Principal. “Their dedication has paid off. On behalf of all our staff, I congratulate them and look forward to the great things they will do in the future.”

Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves nearly 11,000 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.



[Pictured at top right are Minka Atkinson, Lily Ellzey, and Stephen Etherington. Pictured at bottom right are David Enriquez and Aimee Robertson.]

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