Walsh commended by National Merit Scholarship Program

When she found out her score on the Preliminary SAT test, Kathleen “Katie” Walsh said she was excited by the company in which she found herself.

Walsh was one of three seniors who were commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program, including David Baker and Kaulie Lewis, whom she considers to be very smart.

“I was really excited when I got my PSAT scores back,” she said.

Walsh said she hopes being commended will help with scholarships and financial aid at college next year.

She hopes to attend Texas Tech next fall.

“I’ve always kind of known it,” she said of the fact that she would be going to Tech. The proximity of the college and the fact that her father, Timothy Walsh, works there were two of the factors that led to her decision. She credits her mother, Barbara Pettit, with pushing her to get her applications in early to Tech.

Walsh is looking forward to “just being in college, being a freshman again, going to a new environment.”

She wants to major in journalism and minor in English or mass communications.

“I like to write,” she said, noting that she particularly enjoys writing opinion essays.

As a student at Frenship High School, Walsh has been involved in National Honor Society, yearbook and band, in which she played the flute.

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