Tate High’s Carter Pitts Named National Merit Commended Scholar

October 21, 2021

Tate High School senior Carter Pitts was recently named a National Merit Commended Scholar.

The honor is based on high national percentage scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Commended students throughout the nation are recognized each year for their exceptional academic promise.

Additionally, Carter was selected as the Escambia County School District’s academic nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship. His nomination will allow him to compete at the state level for the scholarship.

“Carter is a phenomenal student who epitomizes the Aggie Spirit,” Tate High School Principal Laura Touchstone said. “We are so proud of Carter and all of his accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular.”

Carter is in the top 10 of Tate’s senior class; a four year member of the Showband of the South, currently serving as battery captain; a member of a number of honor societies and other organizations; and captain of the academic team.

Pictured: National Merit Commended Scholar Conner Pitts. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Tate High’s Carter Pitts Named National Merit Commended Scholar”

  1. Shirl on October 23rd, 2021 11:39 am



  2. Congrats on October 22nd, 2021 9:01 am

    Congrats Carter!

  3. Me on October 21st, 2021 1:30 pm

    Congratulations, Csrter!
    We need more students like you!
    Best of luck in the future!
    Signed……’86 Tate graduate

  4. Red Money on October 21st, 2021 10:15 am

    This is one of our former students from Pine Meadow. Go Carter! This young man has always been smart, talented and mannerable. Way to go Mom!

  5. tg on October 21st, 2021 9:22 am

    This young man has a great future and is going places.

  6. Donna Ging on October 21st, 2021 9:16 am

    Congratulations, Carter!! This honor is well-deserved.

  7. Mr. Huggins on October 21st, 2021 7:35 am

    Congratulations Carter!

    We are all very proud of you!

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