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Megan A. McKnelly: National Merit Scholarship Winner

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Today, Megan A. McKnelly of Adolfo Camarillo High School was announced as a National Merit Scholarship Winner.

(Evanston, Illinois) Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced
this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were
chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2013 National Merit
Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have
the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college
studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the
nation’s graduating high school seniors.
These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions offi cers and high
school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the
Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including diffi culty level of subjects studied
and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and
community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high
school offi cial

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