Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Twelve CHCCS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced a series of scholarship winners in a variety of categories. Twelve CHCCS students were included in this very prestigious honor.

More than 1,000 high school seniors won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by approximately 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. From this category, East Chapel Hill High's Gregory J. Arleth was awarded the National Merit Tredegar Corporation Scholarship.

Another category is the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists. CHCCS was fortunate to have seven students awarded in this category: Ha Eun Lee of Carrboro High; Emily Chang, Lily K. el Naccash and Meghna R. Mandava of Chapel Hill High; and Anne E. Carlstein, Ethan E. Ready and Simone A. Speizer of East Chapel Hill High.

The final category is college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. Approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships were financed by colleges and universities. Four CHCCS students were included in this group: Eli S. Rose and Justin A. Soll of Chapel Hill High; and Peter L. Bevington and Julie A. Dickerson of East Chapel Hill High.

Congratulations to all of our National Merit Scholarship Award winners.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship program, visit