Sandra Sandeep of North County High School, and Norman Xiong of Severna Park High School are the most recent students to be added to the impressive list of National Merit Scholars, announced recently by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The two seniors were chosen from a talented group of 15,000 students from across the country and are among 51 from the state of Maryland and 2,500 nationally. Each student will receive a single-payment scholarship worth $2,500 to pursue post-secondary studies. Sandeep plans to study computer science while Xiong will study medicine.
Students earn the honor based on their excellent academic records, standardized test performances, school and community leadership, essay submissions, and high school recommendations.
With four AACPS students already announced, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce another 4,000 scholarship winners later this spring and this summer. In all, more than $33 million will be awarded to about 7,500 outstanding high school seniors in this year’s competition.