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Two AHS students named National Merit scholars

Two more Ashland High School Students earned college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced June 6.

Clover Hall of Ashland and Alexander Webb of Talent are among approximately 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

AHS students Claire Pryor, Julian Rice and Dylan Kistler were previously named winners of scholarships in another National Merit Scholarship program.

Hall, who anticipates pursuing a career in biochemistry, won her scholarship from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas.

Webb, who expects to pursue a career in law, was awarded his scholarship by Lewis & Clark, an independent, coeducational liberal arts college of 2,300 with a law school of 700 students in suburban Portland.

These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year, 178 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 100 private and 78 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners are a part of the distinguished group of about 7,500 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth over $31 million. Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2500 Scholarships.

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