By Sue Kiesewetter
Fifty-three Greater Cincinnati seniors are among 2,600 nationally who are receiving Merit Scholarships from colleges or universities through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The winners are among 15,000 finalists and 1.3 million high school students who entered the program. Officials of each of the 210 sponsor institutions selected winners of scholarships from among those students who plan to attend their institutions. The awards vary between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
Edgewood High School: Courtney Kaylor, Miami University.
Fairfield High School: Kenneth Benge, Ohio State University.
Lakota East High School: Stephen Landers, Brandon Bright, Sanjay Hari, Ohio State University.
Home School: Allan Rosenow, University of Cincinnati.
Bethel-Tate High School: Alice Stinetorf, University of Evansville.
Cincinnati Country Day School: Deepti Chinta, Bradley Walker, Washington University, St. Louis; Christopher Franz, Colorado College; Sarah Motley, Brigham Young University.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy: Courtney Clark, Purdue University.
Colerain High School: Cody Strecker, Hillsdale College.
Mariemont High School: Benjamin Walker, Boston University; David Rosson, Ohio State University.
McAuley High School: Morgan Patten, Wright State University.
Princeton High School: Corey Dugan, Ohio State University; Christina Gillespie, Miami University; Anneke Leunk, Calvin College.
St. Ursula Academy: Erin Gartner, Denison University; Carolyn Wait, Ohio State University.
St. Xavier High School: Mark Herman, Northwestern University; Joseph Hilbert, University of Cincinnati; Daniel Martin, Washington University, St. Louis; Dugan Meyer, Loyola University, Chicago; Matthew Volpenhein, Christopher Hendy, Ohio State University.
Seven Hills School: Axis Sivitz, Oberlin College; Jacob Stinnett, Rice University; David Whitsett, University of Chicago.
Sycamore High School: Janice Feng, Lois Kwa, Michael Guder, Ohio State University; Christine Troy, Purdue University; Katherine McInerney, Denison Univ.
Ursuline Academy: Helen Debbeler, Claire Enouen, Ohio State University; Elizabeth Ranz, Vanderbilt University; Jenifer Hatch, St. Olaf College.
Walnut Hills High School: Elizabeth Duermit, Michigan State University.
Winton Woods High School: Philip Stichtenoth, Miami University.
Wyoming High School: Benjamin Glass, University of Chicago; Mark Mollineaux, Vanderbilt University; William Culhane, Ohio State University.
Hillsboro High School: Kevin Shull, Ohio State University.
Kings High School: Ryan Byerly, Jason Palmer, Ohio State University.
Little Miami High School: Patrick Morgan, Arizona State University.
Batesville High School: Michael Rauscher, Purdue University.
Richmond High School: Shefali Nath, University of Chicago.
Beechwood High School: Chris Jones, University of Kentucky.
Covington Catholic High School: Jeffrey Drees, University of Kentucky.
St. Henry District High School: Tyler Sanders and Adam Cahill, University of Louisville.
Villa Madonna Academy: Charles Gabis, Xavier University.
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