2 Local Students Win National Merit Scholarships to Schools of Their Choice

One is headed to UGA, the other is on the way to a California college.

Athens, Ga., school news
Athens, Ga., school news

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the winners of Merit scholarships financed by their colleges of choice.

Each recipient will receive up to $2,000 in annual scholarships. Around 2,500 winners were named in the U.S.

Local recipients were:


Jenny E. Alpaugh, Athens

High school: Clarke Central

Probable career field: Journalism

College: Harvey Mudd College of Engineering & Science in Claremont, California


Haley P. Ruhl, Eatonton

High school: Athens Academy

Probable career field: Business

College: University of Georgia


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