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NMSC honors 11 CCSD students with college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce 11 graduating seniors are receiving college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) this year. They are part of the third group of winners in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 20 CCSD students have now received scholarships from NMSC in 2020.

The following CCSD students have earned 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships:

Academic Magnet High School
Vivian S. D’Souza, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship Molly M. Dickerson, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship William C. Kronsberg, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship
Claire A. Kunkle, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship Jonathan T. Lemon, National Merit Clemson University Scholarship
Shreyon Roy, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship Amber Z. Tu, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Wando High School
Marissa E. Coll, National Merit Clemson University Scholarship
Jolie E. Crunelle, National Merit Rochester Institute of Technology Scholarship
Jack D. Mays, National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship Akshay S. Patwardhan, National Merit College of Charleston Scholarship

“It is with much pleasure and honor that we congratulate four Wando seniors on being offered a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship from NMSC,” said Principal Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer.

“As Marissa, Jolie, Jack, and Akshay prepare to attend these exceptional institutions, the Wando community stands proud of their academic accomplishments, and we look forward to hearing of their continued success.”

NMSC released the names of more than 3,300 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities yesterday. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

“These extraordinary students from Academic Magnet High School join an already long list of Class of 2020 graduates who have received National Merit recognition,” stated Principal Catherine Spencer. “The record-breaking achievements and accolades awarded these students are a tribute to their personal dedication to the highest levels of academic challenge. We salute each of them as they enter the next chapter of accomplishment and leadership.”