Several area high school students have been awarded $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Program, officials announced Wednesday.
The organization announced the 2,500 winners of a one-time scholarship to attend college in the United States.
About 1.5 million juniors competed in the program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 16,000 were named semifinalists. This year, about 8,300 seniors will receive scholarships worth more than $35 million.
Local winners, schools and probable career field:
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Nikhil Arora, Lamar High, medicine
Victoria Lu-Yi Chang, Martin High, nutrition science/research
Lea D. Coligado, Grapevine High, biology
Jennifer N. Wray, Colleyville Heritage High, undecided
Rajiv V. Alluri, Colleyville Heritage High, medicine
Sean K. Erfurt, Trinity High, psychiatry
Zirui Xiao, Colleyville Heritage High, biology/medicine
Shree Bose, Fort Worth Country Day, biology
Max Brozynski, Paschal High, law
Tiffany Y. Ge, Trinity Valley, neuroscience
Charles Jang, Paschal High, medicine
Meera K. Namireddy, Trinity Valley, medicine
Catherine A. Nikiel, Keller Central High, history/geophysics
Rayna L. Smith, Mansfield High, math
North Richland Hills
Alycia L. Smith, Richland High, medicine
Hersh M. Trivedi, Oakridge School, medical research
Patrick Liu, Carroll Senior High, engineering