CAA Senior Receives National Merit Commendation For His Academic Excellence

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) senior, Caleb Woodruff, has been named a Commended Student in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program. Caleb is the son of John and Carol Woodruff of White Salmon, Wash. He joined CAA’s student body his junior year, after attending Mid-Columbia Adventist School his freshman and sophomore years. A Letter of Commendation will be presented by Berit von Pohle, CAA principal, on behalf of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program. As a Commended Student, Caleb joins other scholars who have placed among the top five percent of the more than one million students who entered the 2005 competition by taking the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

Caleb enjoys reading, an activity which has rewarded him with knowledge in a wide range of areas. This exposure is very evident when you see him in action at practices or during competitions as a member of CAA’s varsity Knowledge Bowl team. Challenging himself academically, Caleb has also chosen to take Advanced Placement English this year, which offers him the opportunity to take a college level course while still in high school. He may also take the advanced placement exam in Literature and Composition in the spring. Caleb states that he especially enjoys math and science, however.

We are proud to have Caleb as a member of CAA’s student body, and to recognize “[the] outstanding academic performance for which [he] is being honored” by being named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship program.

December 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference