Matthew Lunsford has qualified to participate in the Nation Merit Scholarship Program

Matthew Lunsford holding his letter from the National Merit Scholarship Program, accompanied by CCA College Advisor Suey Nordberg and Head of School Amber Sabia.

Congratulations to Matthew for this achievement!

From Covenant Christian Academy in Vint Hill:

Matthew Lunsford, a junior enrolled at Covenant Christian Academy, has qualified to participate in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Out of 1.6 million students who took the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year, Matthew’s score places him among the top 50,000 students in the nation. In September, students will be notified if they have been selected as Commended Scholars or Semifinalists.

“We are very proud of Matthew’s academic talent and work ethic,” commented CCA’s College Advisor, Suey Nordberg. Matthew was informed of his qualification for the program on Monday when the Head of School gathered all the members of his class to surprise him with the announcement. “I’m very grateful for the support of all my teachers,” said Matthew of receiving the recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

About the National Merit Scholarship Program

Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.

About CCA

Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) is a University-Model® School currently enrolling students in grades K-12. The school opened in 2009, received national certification in 2015 and accreditation with AdvancED (SACS CASI) in 2016. CCA follows a unique educational model combining on-campus instruction two or three days a week with home instruction on alternate days. CCA students come from five different Virginia counties and all educational backgrounds. For more information, visit or call 540-680-4111.


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