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483466 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-05-03 08:30:20.0 UTC 2008-05-03T04:30:20.000-04:00 four-from-pinellas-named-national-merit-scholars Published 2008-05-03 08:34:16.0 UTC 2008-05-03T04:34:16.000-04:00 news/education DTI 38636667 Officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corp. have announced the 2,500 high school seniors who have won National Merit scholarships. These merit scholar designees were chosen from approximately 15,000 finalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. The $2,500 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. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship corporation is financing most of the single-payment scholarships with its own funds. Companies and businesses that sponsor awards also help underwrite these scholarships. The Pinellas County list: Sam F. Zakria, St. Petersburg High School, International Baccalaureate program. Michelle Y. Wang, St. Petersburg High School, International Baccalaureate program. Karen Sagar, Palm Harbor University High School, International Baccalaureate program. Bridget K. Hendricks, Countryside High School, Clearwater. Times Staff Writer Education,News,Pinellas Four from Pinellas named National Merit scholars PCASTILLON NWE Neigh-Northwest dhvns6epb07r dhvns Four named National Merit scholars Pinellas County 9 nayscholars050408 Four named National Merit scholars 2008-05-04 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-05-04T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/05/03/38636667-four-from-pinellas-named-national-merit-scholars StaffArticle news,educationEducationOfficials at the National Merit Scholarship Corp. have announced the 2,500 high school seniors who have won National Merit scholarships. These merit scholar designees were chosen from approximately 15,000 finalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.Education,News,PinellasEducation,News,Pinellas<span style="display:none;" class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2260694 2016-01-10 02:44:27.0 UTC 7 Months Ago four-nations-to-discuss-afghan-peace news/world Four nations to discuss Afghan peace StaffArticle 2268298 2016-03-07 20:14:05.0 UTC 6 Months Ago four-students-named-winners-of-the-tampa-bay-times-barnes-scholarships news/education/college Four students named winners of the <i>Times</i> Barnes scholarships StaffArticle 2287125 2016-07-27 23:30:11.0 UTC 1 Month Ago pinellas-police-leaders-distance-their-departments-from-national-tensions news/publicsafety Pinellas police leaders distance their departments from national tensions at Tiger Bay luncheon StaffArticle <p>Officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corp. have announced the 2,500 high school seniors who have won National Merit scholarships. These merit scholar designees were chosen from approximately 15,000 finalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.</p> <p>The $2,500 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. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.</p> <p>The scholarship corporation is financing most of the single-payment scholarships with its own funds. Companies and businesses that sponsor awards also help underwrite these scholarships.</p> <p>The Pinellas County list:</p> <p><b>Sam F. Zakria</b>, St. Petersburg High School, International Baccalaureate program.</p> <p><b>Michelle Y. Wang</b>, St. Petersburg High School, International Baccalaureate program.</p> <p><b>Karen Sagar</b>, Palm Harbor University High School, International Baccalaureate program.</p> <p><b>Bridget K. Hendricks</b>, Countryside High School, Clearwater.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:50:24