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Hill School Senior Named National Merit Commended Student

Stewart Trese Placed in Top 5 Percent Among 1.5 Million students who entered the 2009 National Merit Competition

Fort Worth, Texas—Hill School senior Stewart Trese has been named a 2009 National Merit Commended Student, recognized for his exceptional academic promise by placing in the top five percent of the 1.5 million students nationwide who took the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Hill School is a private school that specializes in helping students with learning differences achieve academic success with campuses in Fort Worth and Grapevine.

Trese is active in the Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and varsity tennis. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has volunteered 230 hours in the community. He has attended Hill School of Fort Worth since 3rd grade.

Upon graduation from Hill School, Trese plans to attend SMU or TCU to study business. He lives in Fort Worth.

"We are so proud of Stewart for his achievement of being named a 2009 National Merit Commended Student," Greg Owens, executive director of Hill School said. "This accomplishment is a testament to his hard work and dedication."