All Saints Episcopal School is proud to announce that Conrad Small, a member of its 2019 graduating class, is receiving honors by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for his exceptional academic promise demonstrated by his outstanding performance on the qualifying 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Senior Conrad Small was named as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program along with 34,000 other high performing students nationwide based on their ability to achieve a Selection Index Score of 212 or above on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition in October 2017.

“Conrad [Small] exemplifies the well-rounded student who thrives at All Saints. His academic talent and exceptional work ethic are only the starting points,” All Saints Headmaster Bruce Latta said. “He is an avid athlete whose skill and leadership have been integral to the success of our football team. Conrad leads by example, and he is liked and respected by all who meet him. He is a terrific representative of both All Saints and the greater Lubbock community.”

As a member of the 22 member Class of 2019 and All Saints fourth graduating class, Small is a member of the elite club of All Saints High School students to earn National Merit Scholar status in the school’s short seven-year history. All Saints 2018 graduates Natalie Chaudhuri and Colten Cannon were named 2018 National Merit Finalists while 2018 graduate Sarah Going was named as a 2018 Commended Scholar.  The All Saints students scored among the highest 2016 and 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores in Texas.

“Conrad [Small] is an outstanding academically well-rounded student at All Saints who contributes greatly to our school.   This accolade is a direct reflection of a faculty that is dedicated to the success of our students and well versed in the academic rigor needed for students to excel at this level,” All Saints High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson said. “It also takes a very determined and dedicated student such as Conrad to work diligently from his early academic years on up through high school to accomplish such a significant honor.  Conrad along with all of our All Saints students are very engaged and committed to continual learning and growth and we are fortunate to be a part of this.”

Small is Parliamentarian for the school’s National Honor Society and is a member of the Chemistry Club.  In addition, he plays football, tennis, and basketball for All Saints and works part-time at Whataburger. Small is a recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Science Award as well as a recipient of the school’s prestigious Proven Patriot Award his freshman and junior years.  He also received numerous accolades as a member of the TAPPS 2A 2018 State Boys Basketball Championship team. Small is considering attending Colorado School of Mines, Rice University, or Tulane University after he graduates.  He is undecided on his major, but said he will most likely major in a STEM field or medical field.  Small is the son of Todd Small and Dr. Tracy Suit.  He has attended All Saints since Preschool.

“Everyone at All Saints Episcopal School is thrilled that Conrad Small has been named as a Commended Student.  He is a young man who is so very deserving of this honor.  Conrad possesses an exceptional work ethic, is intrinsically motivated and strives for success in all the activities which he undertakes,” All Saints Counselor Gwen Belk said. “Conrad has an extraordinary thankful spirit. He appreciates all the opportunities which All Saints has afforded him.  His steadfast love of learning, his hard work and his dedication have contributed to his success.  I can say, without a doubt, that he is one of the finest young men I have ever had the pleasure to work with.”