STJ student named National Merit Scholar

Clara Allen

St. Joseph High School senior Clara Allen was recently named Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score, and more than 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise in 2012.

Allen has also received an "Invitation to Excellence" from Baylor University. This invitation is extended to National Merit Finalists and other high achieving students.

Clara is the daughter of Cory and Marylouise Allen, of Victoria.