Third group of National Merit scholars named

Four Douglas County School District graduates among those honored

Staff report
Posted 6/17/19

Four Douglas County School District graduates were among those named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program winners, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Officials …

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Third group of National Merit scholars named

Four Douglas County School District graduates among those honored

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Four Douglas County School District graduates were among those named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program winners, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the National Merit finalists who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate student at the institution financing the scholarship.

The winners are:

• Aldrin Feliciano, STEM School Highlands Ranch, plans to study mathematics

• Sarah Gates, Ponderosa High School, Parker, plans to study engineering

• Valerie Kakos, SkyView Academy, Highlands Ranch, plans to study neuroscience

• Alexis Roth, ThunderRidge High School, Highlands Ranch, plans to study government service.

More than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship competition. Recipients of the final round of National Merit college-sponsored awards will be announced July 15.

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