St. Rita of Cascia High School senior, Devereux Hall (St. Walter), was recently named an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Devereux scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 African Americans who requested consideration in the 2012 National Achievement Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program was started in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students. The annual scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Devereux is currently ranked in the top 6% of his class, a member of the Varsity Soccer team, a member of the Spanish club, and was recently inducted into St. Rita’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Devereux has yet to decide where to continue his education but has applied to such prestigious universities as Northwestern, Cornell, IIT, and Villanova.
“Devereux embodies our values at St. Rita. He seeks the truth through his studies and his academic ability and his gifts and talents give us not only great pride in him but also great hope for the future. His leadership, work ethic, and the way he conducts himself at St. Rita assure me that his future is bright and limitless,” said Brendan Conroy, Principal of St. Rita High School.
Devereux was also recently selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of the inaugural cohort of Boeing Scholars. The Illinois Institute of Technology Boeing Scholars Academy is a year-round academic enrichment program enabling access and exposure to STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The inaugural class includes a total of 94 exceptional students who were chosen for their outstanding commitment to academics, promise as future leaders, and vision for positively impacting their communities.