Ten area students win National Merit Scholarships
Updated: June 4, 2012 10:45AM
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
Following are the area students, their home town, probable career field and high school:
Mark Rizko of Chicago, medicine, Nazareth Academy
Emily Y. Fung of Darien, nonprofit management, Hinsdale South
Linda Jiang of Darien, medicine, Hinsdale Central
Rebecca M. Lewis of Hinsdale, business, Hinsdale Central
Robert J. Scales of Hinsdale, entrepreneurship (venture capital), Hinsdale Central
Joseph N. Shayani of Hinsdale, mathematics, Hinsdale Central
Claire B. Walker of Hinsdale, medicine, Hinsdale Central
Theresa S. Steinmeyer of La Grange, journalism, Fenwick High School
Sneha Kasuganti of Westmont, consulting, Hinsdale Central
Sichun Yang of Westmont, medicine, Hinsdale Central