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Seven high school seniors from Oklahoma, including two from Edmond and one from Oklahoma City, have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards.

The recipients were announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The awards are financed by corporations, company foundations and other business organizations and are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study. They provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000.

The winners from Edmond are Kelly Lewis, who attends Edmond North High School, and Alina Lianne Wilson, who attends Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City. The winner from Oklahoma City is Jacob F. Livesay, who also attends Heritage Hall. Three other Oklahoma winners are from Tulsa and one is from Broken Arrow, according to a news release.

Nationally, more than 1,000 seniors received corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships based on a combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

More awards will be announced in May, June and July. By the conclusion of the 2019 competition, about 7,600 finalists will have been selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling more than $31 million.

Tim Willert

Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers K-12 education, including Oklahoma City Public Schools and the state Education Department. Before that he covered district, federal and appellate courts in Oklahoma County. Prior... Read more ›

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