Lee honors its national merit scholars
Lee High School hosted a ceremony to honor its National Merit Scholars on Oct. 4. Students were welcomed by pep rally music from the marching band and cheers from campus spirit groups and the general student body.
The campus celebrated a total of 18 scholars between Lee and International School of the Americas (ISA). Prepping for the ceremony started first thing in the morning after the Pledge of Allegiance. Each honoree was recognized with a sash for the girls and boutineers for the boys.
The scholars and their parent/guardians were treated with instrumental music performed by the NESA orchestra and were congratulated by Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, and the Executive Staff. The recognitions didn't end there as the students were also honored at that week's football game during the halftime show.
This special achievement is not overlooked by the faculty and staff at Lee. With approximately 1.5 million entrants and only 50,000 of those students qualifying - earning this special recognition is no easy feat.
Lee's National Merit Scholars were welcomed like royalty for their academic achievement.
Posted on October 14, 2013