Students in Daviess County named National Merit Scholars

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – Six Daviess County Public School district students have been awarded National Merit Scholarships.

These students were among 16,000 high school seniors across the country who earned designation as National Merit Semifinalists last September by earning the highest scores in each state on the Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

In February, they advanced as finalists for consideration for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships and were recently notified of their awards.

Four Daviess County High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholars. They are Kaylee Meador, Alec Phelps, Nace Mattingly, and Gabija Ziemyte.

Two Apollo High School seniors rank among this prestigious group as 2019 Ntional Merit Scholars. They are Trevor Scott Payne and Brooklyn Michelle Knight.

These scholarship recipients join about 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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(This story was originally published on May 10, 2019)

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