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Alvarez and Swallow Named Commended Students

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

Joshua alvarezSt. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seniors Joshua Alvarez and Sophia Swallow have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

They have qualified for this distinction based on their scores on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), having scored among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million program entrants.

Joshua is the son of April and Stephen Alvarez of Sewanee. He is an national merit sophia swallowhonors student and serves the school as proctor. Joshua is a three-sport athlete as a member of the mountain biking, varsity swimming, and varsity boys’ soccer teams. He was the recipient of the MIP award in mountain biking and the Silver Maxima Cum Laude Award on the National Latin Exam.

Sophie is the daughter of Cameron and John Swallow of Sewanee. In addition to her outstanding academic achievements, she serves the school as a proctor and an SAS Ambassador. She is the president of the Cum Laude Society. An outstanding actress and musician, she has been a cast member in numerous theatre productions including Sweeney Todd, and The Lullaby of Broadway. Sophie is also a member of the varsity girls’ volleyball team.