CHS senior is honored by National Merit
Layton Hayes of Coosa is named a National Merit Commended Student
Posted on 10/14/2013
Layton HayesLayton Hayes, a senior at Coosa High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Hayes and other Commended students will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

According to a release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. The NMSC recognizes these students because they represent a valuable national resource. The program seeks to not only recognize their accomplishments, but also the key role their schools play in their academic development. This type of academic success Layton Hayes and other recognized students have received is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. 

Hayes has been involved in numerous advanced academic programs during his high school career at Coosa High.  He was recognized as an AP Scholar and honored by the National Honor Society.  He was a member of the Coosa Academic Decathlon Team where he was team MVP as a sophomore and junior, he earned five 1st place subject medals at region competition in social studies, literature, economics, science and Super Quiz.  He took 3rd place in science at the state decathlon competition last year.  Hayes also participated on the CHS math team, and cross country team.  He was an Optimist Student of the Month and an alternate to Governor's Honors.