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Five local students earn National Merit Scholarships

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Gazette Staff
May 26, 2010

Five local students are among the more than 2,800 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities that were announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corp.


Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institutions.


Local scholarship winners are:


-- Jeffrey E. Arnold of Evansville High School, scholarship from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Arnold listed a probable career field of journalism.


-- Alec D. Brooks of Janesville, a student at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, scholarship from Marquette University.


Brooks listed a probable career field of journalism.


-- Rebecca M. Hobbs of Williams Bay High School, scholarship from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.


Hobbs listed a probable career field of journalism.


-- Braden J. Krien of Lake Geneva, a student at Badger High School, scholarship from University of Oklahoma.


Krien listed a probable career field of criminal law.


-- Caitlyn R. Mumm of Janesville, a student at Milton High School, scholarship from University of Evansville in Indiana.


Mumm listed a probable career field of international relations.


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


Another group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2010 competition to over 4,900.


Today's announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2010. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards April 21 and winners of National Merit $2,500 scholarships May 5.


Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced July 12.


By the conclusion of this year's competition, some 8,400 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth over $36 million.



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