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