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Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards
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Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards

National Merit Scholarship awards

Ten local students have won awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Olivia A. Foley, of Munster, from Munster High School, won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Those winners were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Foley plans to study medicine. This award is supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.'s own funds.

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. also announced the College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners. Those scholarships can range from $500 to $2,000 annually.

The local students are Paul T. Maicher, of Crown Point, whose probable career field is mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Andrean High School in Merrillville and he won a National Merit Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Scholarship.

Emma G. Hand, of Munster, who graduated from Munster High School, won a National Merit Indiana University at Bloomington scholarship. Her probable career field is environmental science.

John Tade, of Munster, who graduated from the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities in Muncie, won a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. His probable career field is foreign language.

Erik Martin James Johnson, of Valparaiso, who graduated from Valparaiso High School, won a National Merit Valparaiso University Scholarship. His probable career field is computer engineering.

Branton M. Kai, of Valparaiso, who graduated from Valparaiso High School, won a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. His probable career field is aerospace engineering.

Karlyn M. Layman, of Valparaiso, who graduated from Chesterton High School, won a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. Layman's probable career field is biology.

Nathaniel Joseph Lin, of Valparaiso, who graduated from Valparaiso High School, won a National Merit Indiana University Bloomington Scholarship. His probable career field is medicine.

Bryan C. Pamintuan, of Dune Acres, who graduated from Chesterton High School, won a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. His probable career field is engineering.

Nolan T. Poczekay, of Westville, who graduated from Chesterton High School, won a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. His probable career field is engineering.

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Carmen is an award-winning journalist who has worked at The Times newspaper for 20 years. Before that she also had stints at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., The Post-Tribune and The News Dispatch in Michigan City.

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