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2017 PCA National Merit Students From right to left: Dr. Larry Taylor, Dylan Bohn, Courtney Villa and Natania Christopher.

Congratulations to three Prestonwood Christian Academy seniors who placed in the 2017 National Merit competition! Dylan Bohn of Frisco was named a 2017 National Merit Semifinalist. Natania Christopher and Courtney Villa, both from Plano, were National Merit Commended. 

National Merit Commended students rank in the top 97 percentile of all students in Texas who took the 2016 PSAT. National Merit Semifinalists rank in the top 1% of all students in Texas who took the 2016 PSAT. Approximately 1.5 million high school juniors from across the country compete each year in the National Merit Competition.

"We are proud of these bright students who not only excel academically, but are involved as leaders on our campus and are able to articulate their biblical worldview in a marketplace full of opposing ideas and ideology," said Dr. Larry Taylor, Head of School, Prestonwood Christian Academy. "These three students represent Prestonwood Christian Academy well, and they showcase how a student can shine at a liberal arts school where faith is not separated from learning, but rather integrated intentionally, resulting in a distinctive environment and community."

Prestonwood Christian Academy serves more than 1,600 students enrolled at three campuses: Plano (Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 12th grade), PCA North in Prosper (Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 7th grade) and PCAplus Virtual Academy. The school has been recognized as having one of the strongest Christian education programs in the country providing intentional biblical worldview training and integration. PCA places great value on the growth of students' spiritual health in addition to their scholastic endeavors and co-curricular activities. In addition to PCA's spiritual development plan, the school promotes a rigorous Liberal Arts academic program. The graduating class of 2017 was offered more than $10 million in scholarship for academics, arts and athletics from universities and other institutions of higher learning. PCA is currently accepting applications. Interested families are invited to take a campus tour or attend an upcoming School Preview to learn more! Details and registration are available at

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