Area students win National Merit scholarships

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Eighteen students from Tarrant County area high schools have won $2,500 National Merit scholarships to attend colleges and universities next year.

The list of 2,500 high school seniors who won awards, which are mostly financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, was released Tuesday.

Students were chosen from among the 15,000 teens who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Students entered the competition as high school juniors by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in October 2011.

The area recipients and their high school, award sponsor and likely career fields are:


Davis W. Coghlan, Argyle, mechanical engineering


David C. Fraser Jr., Oakridge School, mechanical engineering

Benjamin Yang, Martin, education


Wendy M. Davidson, Trinity, biomedical engineering


Juhun Bae, Western Hills, oncology


Daniel M. Kwak, Grapevine, medicine

Fort Worth

Amritha V. Gourisankar, Paschal, pediatric neurosurgery

James Morgan Sawyer, Haltom, actuarial science

Flower Mound

Nicholas A. Prescott, Flower Mound, biochemistry

Sangah S. Song, Flower Mound, oncology

Grand Prairie

Amit M. Narawane, Oakridge School, medicine


Kassidy A. Knight, Northwest, computer engineering


Cayla M. Martin, Keller, ecology


Laura L. Baker, Legacy, public health


Joseph E. Hood, Boswell, politics


Neha Jain, Carroll, entrepreneurship

Eunice P. Lee, Carroll Senior, law


Taylor M. Braun, Westlake Academy, entrepreneurship

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326 Twitter: @jessamybrown

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