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2013 Class Earns 65 National Merit Scholarships

Thirteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards sponsored by universities and colleges. This represents more than one-third of the 36 recipients in the state of Maryland.

Earlier this year, it was announced that 52 MCPS students had been awarded National Merit Scholarships—11 students were awarded college-sponsored scholarships, six students have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships, 11 students have been awarded National Achievement Scholarships for scholastically talented African American students, and 24 students have been awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships.

This final round of recipients brings the total number of 2013 National Merit Scholarship winners in MCPS to 65. This represents more than one-third of the 185 National Merit Scholarship recipients in the state of Maryland.

The latest winners and their high schools are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Elena Waidmann, Washington University in St. Louis, Biology

Montgomery Blair High School
Isaac C. Friend, University of Chicago, Physics
Tony Liang, University of Maryland, Electrical Engineering
Adam M. Lott, University of Rochester, undecided

Winston Churchill High School
Felix Li, University of Maryland, Medicine
Sara Y. Wang, Washington University in St. Louis, Economics

Richard Montgomery High School
Samuel L. Deutsch, University of Southern California, Judicature
Rachel H. Odessey, Scripps College, undecided
Errin T. Saunders, University of Maryland, Veterinary Medicine

Walt Whitman High School
Alison M. Foreman, Georgia Institute of Technology, Computer Science
Brandon T. Shapiro, Brandeis University, undecided

Thomas S. Wootton High School
Amal O. Dadi, Grinnell College, Veterinary Medicine
Austin Y. Feng, University of Maryland, Neurosurgery

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