29 students from the region named National Merit Scholars | Education


Twenty-nine area high school students are among the third batch of scholarship recipients announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

At the end of the 2022 competition, 7,500 National Merit Scholars will be selected from 15,000 finalists nationwide, with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Wednesday’s winners were selected by sponsoring colleges nationwide, who made their selection from finalists who plan to attend their institution. The 155 sponsoring colleges and universities this year are located in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Among the Tulsa-area scholarship recipients, sponsoring colleges include Kenyon College, Liberty University, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Central Florida, University of Missouri, University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Vanderbilt University and Wheaton College.

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A fourth and final group of recipients is expected to be announced in July.

Students enter the program as juniors by taking the preliminary SAT, which serves as an initial screening tool. In addition to ACT or SAT test scores to confirm performance on the PSAT, to be considered, students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, submit a detailed scholarship application, write an essay, and be approved and recommended by a high school. official.

Seventeen students from the area were among the first two groups announced earlier this year.

This year’s semifinalists, including 88 Tulsa-area students, were announced in September.

Listed by school, the region’s winners are:

Augustine Christian: Joshua Farrell

Bartlesville: Charles Olson

Bishop Kelley: Aubrei Grisaffe, Emma Nguyen, Carson Rury, Joshua Walter

Booker T. Washington: Haley Nettleship

Broken Arrow: Alexander Kirby, Grace Lee

Coweta: Layne Havlik, Julie Phung

Edison Preparatory: Lilian Gehres

Jenk: Trace Burchart, Kyndall Cook, Sophia Guy, Viranda Kwok, Nicholas Morris, Ryan Williams, Ignacio Yockers

Mingo Valley Christian: Amelie Cherry

Preparatory Regent: Duvan Boshoff, Luke Krick

Rejoice Christian: Brianna Herrold

Sapulp: Ruby Fargo, Alexa Farris

Still water: Nicholas Belden

Union: Annelise Huynh, Ariana Kim


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