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Twelve recent high school graduates with Arkansas ties are among 550 newly named winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.

The college-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

The Arkansas students, their high schools, their probable career fields and the institutions providing their scholarships follow.

BENTONVILLE

Emily Snyder, Bentonville High, medical research, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Tanvi Sunkireddy, Bentonville, High, international business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

CONWAY

Tanner D. Ruth, Conway High, civil engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE

Emily L. Jackson, Fayetteville High, chemical engineering, Texas Christian University.

FORT SMITH

Alex M. Siebenmorgen, Fort Smith Southside High, astrophysics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

HOT SPRINGS

Luke R. Long, Lakeside High in Garland County, physics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

LITTLE ROCK

Spencer T. Davis, Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, computer science, University of Southern California at Los Angeles.

Rafael L. Estrella, Little Rock Central High, mechanical engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Brooks McKay Walton, Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

MARION

Sydney E. Nichols, St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, activism, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

ROGERS

Ryan B. Cranna, Bentonville High, medicine, University of Oklahoma.

STUTTGART

Devin Sha, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs, biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Metro on 07/19/2018

Print Headline: 12 state graduates selected as National Merit Scholars

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  • Shearload
    July 19, 2018 at 3:23 a.m.

    No charter schools. No home schooled kids. No evangelical church schools. Hmm.

  • Shearload
    July 19, 2018 at 3:35 a.m.

    I wonder when the U of A started offering Merit Scholarships. I got hundreds of letters from colleges in the mid 1960s, offering merit scholarships. None from the U of A.

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