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WHS senior recognized

By Megan Wehring

WIMBERLEY –John Moore, a senior at Wimberley High School (WHS), has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Principal Ryan Wilkes, left, stands with recently recognized Commended
Student, John Moore.

Incoming WHS Principal Ryan Wilkes presented Moore with a certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Moore is one of approximately 34,000 Commended Students across the nation and achieved recognition by scoring highly on the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

In addition to a strong academic record at WHS, Moore has also excelled in extracurricular activities. He was a contributing member of the 4A State Champion Team Tennis squad (2021), finished as a state silver medalist in spring tennis (4A boys doubles, 2022), and received state silver and state bronze medals for his contributions to the UIL Current Issues and Social Studies teams in 2022.

About Author

Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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