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An additional 26 Fairfax County Public Schools students from 12 high schools have been named winners of 2019 Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., part of a group of more than 3,500 National Merit finalists chosen to receive scholarships financed by higher education institutions.

Winners of the scholarships, with their probable career fields in parentheses, from the Sun Gazette coverage area are:

From Langley High School: John Beckner (undecided), National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

From James Madison High School: Samuel Cohen (aerospace engineering), National Merit Purdue University Scholarship; Sarah Conforti (engineering), National Merit Purdue University Scholarship; Elizabeth Press (economics), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

From McLean High School: Helen Ganley (mechanical engineering), National Merit Boston University Scholarship; Maren Kranking (graphic design), National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship; Kristen Waagner (theater), National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

From Oakton High School: Emily Fang (computer science), National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship; Jonathan Guo (undecided), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

From Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology: Prabhat Adusumalli (medicine), National Merit Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarship; Matthew Chen (molecular biology), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship; Walker Haynes (undecided), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship; Anica Huang (biomedical engineering), National Merit Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarship; Jocelyn Liu (electrical engineering), National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship; Nandhana Nair (international business), National Merit Fordham University Scholarship; Madeline Old (marine biology), National Merit Grinnell College Scholarship; Nidhi Talasani (medicine), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship; Anna Thamasett (molecular biology), National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship; and Emily Xiong (computer science), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

Each award provides between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the recipient’s scholarship.

The final group of National Merit Scholarship recipients from the Class of 2019 will be named in July.

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