21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college

21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release.

Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of Maryland to be selected this year for the one-time award of $2,500 for post-secondary education.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955 to honor scholastically talented youth and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education. The scholarships are privately funded by NMSC, and are underwritten by more than 400 corporate and college sponsors. Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college.

The 2018 MCPS $2,500 scholarship recipients

Montgomery Blair High School

  • George Klees
    • Probable career field: Computer Science
  • Noah Singer
    • Probable career field: Computer Science
  • David Witten
    • Probable career field: Computer Science
  • Katherine Wu
    • Probable career field: Applied Mathematics

Winston Churchill High School

  • Jiawei Bai
    • Probable career field: International Law
  • Noah Kim
    • Probable career field: Medicine
  • Carissa Wu
    • Probable career field: Applied Mathematics

Walt Whitman High School

  • Joshua Engels
    • Probable career field: Computer Science

Walter Johnson High School

  • Beryl Hovis-Afflerbach
    • Probable career field: Astrophysics
  • Zelin Liu
    • Probable career field: Academia
  • Jacob Lu
    • Probable career field: Business

Thomas S. Wootton High School

  • Trent Folk
    • Probable career field: Entrepreneurship

Poolesville High School

  • Sreya Vangara
    • Probable career field: Electrical Engineering

Richard Montgomery High School

  • Charlotte Hirsch
    • Probable career field: Social Science
  • Lucia Jiang
    • Probable career field: Law
  • Rachel Li
    • Probable career field: Law
  • Eli Strauss-Reis
    • Probable career field: Undecided
  • Grace Wu
    • Probable career field: Business
  • Vivian Yeh
    • Probable career field: Graphic Design
  • Isabelle Zhou
    • Probable career field: Entrepreneurship
  • Kyle K. Zhu
    • Probable career field: Finance

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