Seven Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seniors from five high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.
The students are among 17 high school seniors in Maryland and more than 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The scholars were selected from a pool of 15,000 students who were finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors.
Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who reside in the communities they serve, or who plan to pursue college majors and careers the sponsor wishes to support.
The MCPS winners, their intended field of study, and sponsors are:
Montgomery Blair High School
Samantha Anne Menegas, Dow Jones, molecular biology
Winston Churchill High School
Paula Susan Kleyman, CSC, biomedical engineering
Walter Johnson High School
Amanda Kate Tang, Macy’s, Inc., undecided
Poolesville High School
Matthew Michael Psaltakis, CACI, economics
Thomas S. Wootton High School
Lindsay Gong, Mary E. Beyerle, international business
Karrie May Shi, Lockheed Martin, medicine
Victoria Ho Yu, Lockheed Martin, economics