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Two FWC seniors who have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program,
Leanna Garcia

Mr. Nick Hinrichsen, Upper and Middle School Head of Fort Worth Christian School, is proud to announce two FWC seniors who have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program, Kaley Hudak and Tanner Connel. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
“I am thrilled for Kaley and Tanner receiving this well-earned National Merit recognition. True to FWC’s mission, they each strive for excellence in all of their passions. Our faculty and the entire FWC community are extremely proud of each of them for this accomplishment,” said Mr. Hinrichsen.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 
Kaley and Tanner are both Seniors at FWC. 

The daughter of Jason and Michelle Hudak of Colleyville, Kaley has danced with the Cardinal Belles all 4 years. For 3 years, she has been a member of Mu Alpha Theta and NHS, where she serves as President this year. Kaley has also served on Student Council and Academic Team since her sophomore year. She has been a Cardinal Ambassador for all 4 years. This year, Kaley is serving with our first group of students on the inaugural Hope Squad. Outside of FWC, Kaley has served with National Charity League for 4 years.

Tanner is the son of Daren and Stephanie Connel of North Richland Hills. Tanner is an Eagle Scout, which he earned in his junior year. He is also Cadet 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Tanner came to FWC midway through his 6th-grade year. He is a member of the Cardinal Golf Team and has been a regular cast member of the Cardinal Production Society spring theatre productions over the past 3 years.

Congratulations to all these amazing students!


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