February 19, 2019

Todd Marshall
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Texas High School Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Texarkana, TX – Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of Finalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – one of them being Texas High School Senior, Carson McCarver.

These academically talented high school seniors will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in the Spring.

To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT). Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

McCarver is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society and National Honor Society. He was selected for the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program and attended the on-site experience in July 2018. McCarver has earned Academic Achievement Awards in Spanish II and III Pre-AP, Pre-Calculus Pre-AP, Chemistry I Pre-AP and the Award of Excellence in Math. As a cellist in the Texas Tigers Orchestra, he earned TMEA All-Region recognition during the last two years and scored 1’s in Class II Solo, Class I String Quartet and Class I Piano Trio in UIL Solo & Ensemble. McCarver also serves as a cellist in the Texarkana Youth Symphony.

He was a Junior Counselor at Brookhill Ranch Summer Camp, is a High School Helper for the Totus Tuus Summer Program at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and serves as a Sunday School Teaching Assistant at First Baptist Church – Moores Lane.

McCarver is the son of Detra and Robby McCarver.

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