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DCSD Home to National Merit $2,500 Winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of the second group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including three Douglas County School District students.

Congratulations to the following DCSD outstanding scholars:

Neha Chauhan of Rock Canyon High School is considering the biomedical engineering field

Logan Dunn of ThunderRidge High School is pursuing the civil engineering field
Lily Xie of Highlands Ranch High School is planning to study medicine

These three outstanding DCSD scholars are the recipients of the National Merit $2,500 scholarship after being selected from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists. These recipients have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

More than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition. Recipients of the National Merit college-sponsored scholarships will be announced in June and July.

 

 

May 10, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category:

District News

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