Wednesday, July 11, 2012

National Merit Scholars announced

In the fall, several area graduates will be attending universities across the nation as National Merit Scholars.

These recipients join 8,100 high school graduates from across the country being recognized as a national winner. Each college-sponsored award provides between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Charlotte area recipients include: Ryan Potocnik of Charlotte Christian School, attending Auburn University; John Cambern of Providence Day School, attending Vanderbilt University; Evan Gold of Providence Day School, attending Hampshire College; Hadley Wilson of Charlotte Latin, attending Vanderbilt University; Paulina Campbell of Woodlawn School, attending Grinnell College; Natalie Sanchez of Gaston Day School, attending Indiana University Bloomington; Andrew Goins of Weddington High, attending UNC Chapel Hill; Megan McGuire of Porter Ridge High, attending Vanderbilt University; and David Hawisher of Ardrey Kell High, attending UNC Chapel Hill.

In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit scholarships were offered. Those include 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships, for which all finalists competed, and more than 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit scholarship awards for finalists who met specific criteria designated by their grantor organizations.