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National Merit Scholars named

A number of students from Missouri-side schools have earned prestigious National Merit scholarships in the first two rounds of awards announced this spring.

The following students are $2,500 scholarship winners — the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies:

• Slava S. Butkovich,

Blue Springs High School. Probable career field: medical research.

• Daniel Wenkai Chen,

Park Hill High School. Probable career field: physics.

• Sarah M. Koch,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: military service.

• Ellen S. Munday,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: chemistry.

• John William Doane,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: economics.

• Sidharth Goel,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: computer science.

• Ashima Chadha,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: medicine.

• Elijah M. Fromm,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: science/research.

• Megan E. Carter,

Pembroke Hill School. Probable career field: acting

• Quint C. Doan,

Lee’s Summit North High School. Probable career field: education.

• Max C. Accardi,

Liberty High School. Probable career field: law.

• Elizabeth E. Soper,

Liberty North High School. Probable career field: linguistics.

• Christopher K. Vlamis,

Liberty High School. Probable career field: international relations.

• Grace C. Keane,

Notre Dame De Sion High School. Probable career field: medicine.

• Aditya R. Joshi,

Park Hill South High School. Probable career field: economics.

• David A. Easley,

Raytown South High School. Probable career field: computer engineering.

Other high school seniors have earned a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards:

• Haley E. Loftis,

Staley High School, National Merit Marsh Companies Scholarship.

• Emily M. Mendelsohn,
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