College-sponsored National Merit Scholars announced

From Staff ReportsJune 8, 2014 

Twenty-four high school seniors in the Triangle were awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.

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

Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

The college-sponsored winners are a part of the about 8,000 seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships.

Additional college-sponsored scholarships will be announced later this year. Below are the area’s recipients, their high school and college or university.

The recipients are divided by their hometown.


Anna L. McConnell, Raleigh Charter High, Washington University in St. Louis; Rachel D. Mumford, Apex High, Brigham Young University.


Evelyn A. Webb, N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, University of Oklahoma.


Austin T. Mangelsdorf, Cary Academy, Marquette University; Brittany L. Schulz, Cary Academy, Wheaton College; Nishad S. Waghmare, Panther Creek High, University of Texas at Dallas.

Chapel Hill

Laura M. Bevington, East Chapel Hill High, University of Chicago; Claire K. Day, Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, Bowdoin College; Abraham S. Eichner, Carolina Friends School, Carleton College; Lauren Evelyn Gustainis, Cardinal Gibbons High, Boston University; Nina E. Muller, Chapel Hill High, Carleton College; Evan N. Rose, Chapel Hill High, Case Western Reserve University; Sarah V. Tracy, Woods Charter School, Brigham Young University; Shyam Vasudevan, Chapel Hill High, University of Chicago.


Kyle M. Bushick, Durham Academy, Northwestern University.


Hannah L. Campo, Leesville Road High in Raleigh, University of South Carolina; Shantal Manisha Jayawickreme, Cary Academy, University of Chicago.


Sarah M. Appleyard, Enloe High, University of Oklahoma; John Trumbull Baldwin, Broughton High, Vanderbilt University; David H. Dickson, N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, Clemson University; Evalyn G. Johnson, Enloe High, Baylor University; Jacob Ramsey Kaylor, Trinity Academy, University of Kentucky; Sahana Venkatesh, Leesville Road High, University of Texas at Dallas; Gregory D. Weaver, Broughton High, Washington and Lee University.

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