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:
Ryan T. Clarke, Dacula
High school: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology
Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering
College: Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
Mary Katherine Wirl, Lawrenceville
High school: Mountain View High School
Probable career field: Publishing
College: University of South Carolina