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Kids in the News: Congrats to National Merit scholarship recipients

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Elise Bauman and Maya Schumann recited a poem as part of their Scouting bridge ceremony. Courtesy photo

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From page A10 | May 20, 2014 |

Daisies and Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 1772 bridged to the next level of Scouting on May 4 outside the Girl Scout Cabin at Slide Hill Park. Elise Bauman and Maya Schumann recited a bridging poem as part of the ceremony.
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Two Davis High School seniors are the recipients of $2,500 National Merit scholarships. Amanda K. Glazer and Brandon H. Lin are among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees nationwide who were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Glazer hopes to go into mathematics as a career and Lin plans for a future in computer science.

National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

One of those scholarships was awarded to Davis High student Murtaza Khan, who plans a career in neurobiology. Khan received a scholarship from Janssen Supply Chain, which supplies medicines to patients around the world.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
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The Davis High School Future Farmers of America Horse Judging Team won the state championship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo earlier this month with Davis High junior Ashley Brown winning the individual first-place award. The team will  go on to compete at the national championships in Kentucky in the fall.

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