The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced this year's Achievement Scholarship winners.
The Achievement Scholarship honors black students who have shown consistently high academic performance, received endorsements from their high schools and earned exceptionally high scores on the PSAT and the SAT.
Each of the about 700 Achievement Scholarship winners nationwide receives $2,500 for college.
Achievement Scholarship winners and their schools include:
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Ayan Ali of Middle Creek High in Apex; Caleb S. Alexander of Cary High; Jonathan O. Aloba of the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy in Raleigh;
Kendall Bell of Cary Academy; Renee G. Reynolds of Cary Academy; Hawi G. Tasissa of Green Hope High;
Priscilla M. Van Dyke of Cary High; Iyin J. Battle of East Chapel Hill High; John A. Fitz-Henley of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham;
Abdullah A. Muhammad, homeschooled in Durham; Liam A. Riley N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham; Aaliyah Y. Douglas, Middle College High in Durham;
Matthew Thomas Goodwin, Wake Forest High; Kabir A. Mohammed of Rose High in Greenville; Daniel C. Lee of Southeast Raleigh High;