La Salle High School has four National Merit Commended students in the class of 2019. Seniors Luke Lohman, David Mattingly, Sam Moeller, and Luke Weyer were recently notified of their accomplishment by Principal Aaron Marshall.

About 34,000 students will be recognized throughout the nation as National Merit Commended students. Although these students are not eligible to continue in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship awards, these students are in the top 50,000 students out of the 1.6 million students nationally that took the PSAT test in October 2017.

All four students are members of the Lasallian Scholars Institute (LSI), a program for high-achieving students that educates students about the fields of engineering, health care, information technology, and global business through engaging them with business professionals in the Cincinnati area. The students have taken part in more than 100 experience-based learning opportunities with partnering companies and more than 250 hours of professional development training in areas such as public speaking, project management, group collaboration and strategic planning.

Luke Lohman is a member of the National Honor Society, cross country team, and the track and field team. He has earned over 200 service hours including two Lasallian Youth Service Immersion Trips to Hindman, Ky and New Orleans, LA. Luke attended St. John the Baptist School in Harrison. His parents are Maria and Doug Lohman and are parishioners at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harrison.

David Mattingly is a member of the National Honor Society and Pride of La Salle Marching Band. He has been very involved in Boy Scouts of America for over six years, has achieved the rank of Patrol Leader and is on the path towards earning Eagle Scout. David attended Our Lady of Grace School. His parents are Jason and Debbie Mattingly and are parishioners of St. Ann Catholic Church.

Sam Moeller is a member of the academic team, the volleyball team, the cross country team, the Secretary for the National Honor Society, and President of the Key Club. He has over 400 service hours including service with Key Club, Santa Maria Child Mentoring Program, and the Boy Scouts of America. He has earned his Eagle Scout and will have his Court of Honor later this year. Sam attended St. John the Baptist Dry Ridge School. His parents are Paul and Mary Ellen Moeller and are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Luke Weyer is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, the cross country team and the lacrosse team. He has earned over 130 service hours with Key Club, tutoring, La Salle Canned Food Drive, and as an altar server at St. Ignatius Church. Luke attended St. Ignatius School and is a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. His parents are Bob and Angie Weyer.

La Salle High School is located at 3091 W. North Bend Rd. in Green Township and has served students from Greater Cincinnati since 1960. The school website is www.lasallehs.net. Follow us on Twitter at @LaSallePride and Facebook at facebook.com/CincinnatiLaSalle

MISSION: As a Catholic School in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School prepares young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind and spirit.

VISION: Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.