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Parkway students received National Merit scholarships

5/8/2024 -- Five Parkway students were awarded National Merit scholarships. Two received corporate-sponsored scholarships and three students are recipients of National Merit $2,500 scholarships.

The Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship program. National Merit Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

The Parkway students receiving corporate-sponsored scholarships are:

Central High
Ajay Eisenberg 
Probable career field: Physics

West High
Michael Emerson 
Probable career field: Economics

The students below will be awarded $2,500 scholarships.

Central High
Matthew Wehling
Probable career field: Banking

West High
Rajeshwar Jaladi 
Probable career field: Law

Serena Liu
Probable career field: International Relations

Additional National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in June and July.