Eight area high school seniors have been awarded the National Merit Scholarship Program's $2,500 Achievement Scholarship, given to the nation's top African-American students.
Nationwide, 800 seniors received scholarships worth more than $2 million.
The local winners:
Stephen A. Phillips, medicine, Arlington High School
Dalmar K. Wiltshire, business management, Bowie High School
John O. Bolaji, engineering, Colleyville Heritage High School
Kristyn B. Williams, optometry, Timberview High School
Marisa N. Swanson, social work/nonprofit management, South Grand Prairie High School
Danielle A. Whyte, foreign service, Grapevine High School
Courtney N. Prentiss, career undecided, Keller High School
Moriah S. Smoot, engineering/orthodontics, Mansfield High School