7 CCSD students win National Merit Scholarships

Seven students from the Charleston County School District (CCSD) will receive 2018 National Merit Scholarships.

Seven students from the Charleston County School District (CCSD) will receive 2018 National Merit Scholarships.

The Charleston students are among approximately 1,000 high school seniors nationwide recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

The awardees from Academic Magnet High School are: Evelyn Bi (National Merit Citizen Watch Scholarship); Gregg Gardner (National Merit Boeing Scholarship); and Alexander Puckhaber and Jenny Yao (National Merit South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Scholarship). 

Findley McCormick Emge from Charleston County School of the Arts also won the National Merit South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Scholarship.  

Finally, Annabelle Leone (National Merit South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Scholarship) and Logan Teder (National Merit CACI Scholarship) are the awardees from Wando High School. 

Some of the scholarship awards include annual stipends of $500 to $10,000, which can be renewed for up to four years of college undergraduate study while others consist of single payments ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

To qualify for the scholarships, students had to have outstanding academic records and be endorsed by a high school official. They also had to complete a qualifying test and provide a detailed scholarship application, which included an essay and information about their extracurricular activities and achievements. 

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