Whitson dubbed national finalist

Special to the Reporter

Micah Whitson, a senior at Cornerstone Christian School, has been named as a 2003 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, one of only 16,000 students across the nation to be so recognized.

As a semifinalist, he is competing for one of 8,000 Merit Scholarships to be awarded this year.

At Cornerstone, Whitson participates in football, basketball and baseball.

In addition, he is also a member of the Scholars’ Bowl and Math Competitions teams. Whitson also represented Cornerstone in the 2001 Model Senate.

Whitson is a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society and is valedictorian of his graduating class.

Whitson was recently named to the Alabama Independent School Association All-Star team in football and participated in the game in Selma.

After graduating, Whitson will be attending Auburn University on academic scholarship.

He plans to pursue a degree in medicine.

Whitson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Whitson of Columbiana and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Whitson of Shelby and Mr. and Mrs. Jene Duffy of Wilsonville