The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced winners of its $2,500 scholarships, chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2014 program.
Finalists, selected by a panel of college admissions officers and high school counselors, were chosen based on outstanding standardized test scores, achievements and potential for success and college and beyond.
The winners from the area are:
Samuel R. Rosso and Bailey J. Schultz of Cardinal Gibbons High in Raleigh; Felix H. Allen, Justin Z. Luo and Harry E. Payne III of Enloe High School in Raleigh; Anjali Nagulpally of Millbrook High in Raleigh; Sanjay Raaj V. Gadi, Sanjay Kannan, Gautam R. Nagaraj, Monika Rajagopalan and Katherine Trathen of Raleigh Charter High; Sarah G. Morgan of Sanderson High in Raleigh;
David J. Pierce of Durham Academy; John H. Bell IV, Lin Cao, Anne Y. Feng, Zijing Gao, Kavirath Jain, Tian-Shun A. Jiang, Matthew A. Kornberg, Steven Liao, Sammy Y. Luo, Jonathan C. Marquardt, Hannah L. McShea, Margaret Z. Pan, Zachary T. Polizzi, Sahana Raghunathan, Parth C. Thakker, Urvi Sinha, Holly E. Slang, Hannah B. Sloan, Julia Yu and Christopher Q. Yuan of the N.C School of Science and Mathematics in Durham;
Samuel B. Williams of Chapel Hill High; Kathy Z. Dai, Sarah C. Fordham, George J. Hito, Jason Mao and Michelle Xia of East Chapel Hill High;
Henrik L. Lindvall of Panther Creek High in Cary; Thrisha Oruganti, Michael Schmithorst and Anna Yu Sun of Green Hope High in Cary;
Julia C. Minton of South Johnston High School in Four Oaks.