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Five students awarded National Merit scholarship

5/10/2018 -- Five Parkway students were awarded a National Merit $2,500 scholarship. The scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

 

National Merit $2500 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 Parkway students are:

 

Central High

Anusha Manjunath

 

North High

Saayli Khambekar

 

South High

Andrew Berndt

William Chen

 

West High

Haran Kumar

 

The selection of winners was based on academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay; and a recommendation from a high school official.

 

Additional winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced later this year.