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Two Trinity Academy of Raleigh Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Raleigh, NC, March 12, 2010 --( Dr. Robert Littlejohn, head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh (, a preK-12 college preparatory school community located in north Raleigh, has announced that two students, Nathaniel S. Jones and Stephen T. West, have qualified as finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. In 2008, more than 1.5 million high school juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT; out of those students, only 16,000 were chosen as semifinalists. To become finalists Jones and West had to continue to meet high academic standards and earn SAT scores that confirmed their 2008 PSAT/NMSQT score.

“I am proud of both Nathan and Stephen for their hard work,” said Littlejohn. “It is exciting to have not one, but two of our students among the top one percent of the nation’s graduating high school seniors. I look forward to their continued success at Trinity and beyond.”

- Merit Scholarship winners are chosen from the finalist group, based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments, which include the finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, a school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and an essay written by the finalist. For more information, visit

About Trinity Academy of Raleigh:
Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a pre-K through12 college preparatory school community located just off I540 in North Raleigh. Founded in 1995, the school focuses on educating the whole person, with its strong emphasis on the classical liberal arts and sciences, sports, the fine arts, and spiritual formation. The top 1/3 of Trinity's 2008 graduating class averaged more than $101,000 per student in merit-based scholarships from various colleges and universities. Trinity Academy is also committed to being a resource for the Triangle community, creating partnerships with area churches and community organizations such as the YMCA, North Wake Baseball, The Princeton Review and many others. Trinity Academy currently enrolls 312 students and employs 55 faculty and staff, under the direction of Head of School Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. For more information, call (919) 786-0114, or visit

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