SPS Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
Sandia Preparatory School (SPS) seniors Catalina Gallagher and Bradley Silling have been named Semifinalists, and Sara Hoppe was named a Commended Student, in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Catalina Gallagher, a Sandia Prep senior, is interested in languages, studying both French and Spanish. She plays electric bass, enjoys reading and is part of an improv troop. Gallagher is also a member of Sandia Prep’s Junior Varsity Soccer team. She was also named a National Hispanic Scholar.
Bradley Silling, a Sandia Prep senior, is an exceptional artist and is skilled in a variety of drawing media and acrylics. He has very strong math and science skills and plans to pursue a career in architecture. Silling enjoys reading, drawing, painting and music.
Sara Hoppe is a Sandia Prep senior. Her main academic interest is chemistry and she plans to major in the discipline in college. Hoppe is a talented violinist and has been a member of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony for three years. She enjoys volunteering at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History during her summers and skiing in winter.