New Braunfels High School student named National Merit Commended Scholar

Jeremy Alkire, a senior at New Braunfels High School, has been named a 2019 National Merit Commended Student. (Courtesy NBISD)
Jeremy Alkire, a senior at New Braunfels High School, has been named a 2019 National Merit Commended Student. (Courtesy NBISD)

Jeremy Alkire, a senior at New Braunfels High School, has been named a 2019 National Merit Commended Student. (Courtesy NBISD)

One New Braunfels High School student has earned national recognition as a National Merit Commended Scholar.

The National Merit Scholarship Program awards students who receive high scores on the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, have a recommendation from their high school principal and maintain high academic performance through their high school career.

Jeremy Alkire, a senior, is the only NBHS student to be honored in this year’s program.

Alkire has been a member of the Mighty Unicorn Band throughout his four years at NBHS. He is a member of the LEO (Leadership, Excellence, Opportunity) Club, the Interact Club and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America).

In addition, Alkire is a UIL Academics regional champion in the Current Issues and Events competition.


Alkire hopes to attend Dartmouth College after graduation. He plans to study biological sciences and Spanish before pursuing a medical degree.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren Canterberry began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development and breaking news. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017.


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