The Edmond Sun

June 10, 2013

Corporation names National Merit scholarship finalists


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced about 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients to about 4,500.

Edmond-area students receiving merit college scholarships include:

• Jenny R. Ancik, Edmond, Santa Fe High School, Probable career field: Marine Biology, National Merit Oklahoma State University Scholarship;

• Austin G. Budd, Edmond, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City, Probable career field: Psychiatry, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Parker S. Cain, Oklahoma City, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering, National Merit David A. Burr Scholarship, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Stephen M. Dyer, Edmond, Deer Creek High School, Probable career field: Political Science, National Merit Oklahoma State University Scholarship;

• Elisabeth A. Green, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Veterinary Medicine, National Merit Oklahoma State University Scholarship;

• Christina H. Hagemeier, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School Probable career field: Art Therapy, National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship, University of Kansas;

• Kathryn N. Kearns, Edmond, Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Probable career field: Radiology, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Daniel V. King, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Computer Engineering, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• India A. Loyd, Edmond, Homeschool, Probable career field: Medicine, National Merit Oklahoma Christian University Scholarship;

• Ashley J. Mandanas, Edmond, Heritage Hall High School, Probable career field: Performing Arts, National Merit University of Tulsa Scholarship;

• Allison Elizabeth Mee, Edmond, Deer Creek High School, Probable career field: International Relations, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Casey E. Pattillo, Edmond, Deer Creek High School, Probable career field: Library Science, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Neha Pullela, Edmond, Classen School for Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Probable career field: Healthcare, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Meghan B. Rice, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Biology, National Merit Oklahoma Christian University Scholarship;

• Joel David Schimek, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Business Management, National Merit Oklahoma City University Scholarship;

• Jacqueline M. Visina, Edmond, Edmond Memorial High School, Probable career field: Surgical Medicine, National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship;

• Sabrina C. Waugh, Edmond, Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Probable career field: Veterinary Medicine: National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship;

• Jacob A. Young, Oklahoma City, Deer Creek HIgh School, Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering, National Merit David A. Burr Scholarship, National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship.