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National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 16 students across Colorado are being recognized for educational excellence with corporate-sponsored awards. Impressively, five from this group are from the Douglas County School District.

Congratulations to the following DCSD outstanding scholars:

Samuel Atlas of Mountain Vista High School is considering the mechanical engineering field

 

Aaron Makikalli of Rock Canyon High School is pursuing the aerospace engineering field

 

Lynnae Johnson of Douglas County High School is planning to study biomedical engineering

 

 

Sydney Marchando of Rock Canyon High School is considering the biochemical engineering field

Samuel Serra of Highlands Ranch High School is planning to study physics

 

 

These five outstanding DCSD scholars are the recipients of the National Merit corporate-sponsored awards. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for students who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage. Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000.

More than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition. Recipients of the next group of National Merit scholarships will be announced on May 10.

April 27, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Communications, High School Education, Schools

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