A Texas High School student is being honored and recognized for excellence.

Leah Crenshaw has been named a semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

An estimated 16,000 students from a pool of 1.5 million entrants were chosen for this honor based upon high school academic record, extracurricular involvement and highest scoring in the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Leah will now move forward to the Finalist selection to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

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Leah is co-captain of the Lady Tigers Soccer Team, Viewpoint Editor for the Tiger Times, Vice President of International Thespian Society and Vice President of Membership for Rosebud Junior Garden Club.  She is a member of the Tiger Theatre Club, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Honor Society, Quill & Scroll Honorary Society for High School Journalists and is actively involved in UIL Ready Writing, Literary Criticism and Technical Theatre Design.

She is the daughter of Mary Kaye Crenshaw and Holt Crenshaw.