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AHS Student Named A National Merit Commended Student

Aubrey High School senior Heather Hough was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, as announced by AHS Principal Matt Gore.

Heather was recognized at the October board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13. student stands next to principal holding two certificates

"Heather is an outstanding student and has consistently been a positive role model for our campus,” Mr. Gore said. “This achievement is a testament to her hard work and dedication, and we couldn't be more proud of her."

Heather is one of 34,000 students throughout the country that were recognized for their academic performance. Students entered the scholarship program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. 

Heather took the PSAT in the fall of 2020 at Aubrey High School as a junior. 

She is involved in numerous extracurricular activities at AHS, including Beta Club, National Honor Society and FFA. She is currently serving as FFA president and the treasurer of Area V. As treasurer, she has been traveling this year to other district meetings in the area. 

She is currently running cross country and will compete in powerlifting and track to round out her senior career. As a junior, she was a regional and state qualifier in powerlifting and advanced to the region track meet as a pole vaulter. She has also participated in volleyball and softball her first two years at AHS. 


Heather is planning on attending Tarleton State next fall and is thinking about becoming an agricultural science teacher.