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Fifteen Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2013 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the NMSC, and their probable career fields are:

  • Christie Goddard of Langley High School (computer science), National Merit Virginia Tech Scholarship.

  • Praveena Mylvaganam of Langley High School (biology), National Merit University of Maryland Scholarship.

  • Faith Tetlow of Madison High School (undecided), National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship.

  • Joshua Higbee of McLean High School (economics), National Merit Brigham Young University Scholarship.

  • Nicholas Kemp of Marshall High School (music), National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

  • Anagha Srikanth of Robinson Secondary School (journalism), National Merit American University Scholarship.

  • Kirsten Cardinal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) (chemical engineering), National Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship.

  • David Gao of TJHSST (economics), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

  • Genevieve Gural of TJHSST (aerospace engineering), National Merit Virginia Tech Scholarship.

  • Thomas Hay of TJHSST (computer science), National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship.

  • Karina Hemmendinger of TJHSST (polymer-plastics engineering), National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship.

  • Amanda Nelson of TJHSST (neurosurgery), National Merit Denison University Scholarship.

  • Vaughn Varma of TJHSST (mechanical engineering-robotics), National Merit Rochester Institute of Technology Scholarship.

  • Christian Burruss of Woodson High School (engineering), National Merit Virginia Tech Scholarship.

  • Minyeop Lee of Woodson High School (biochemistry), National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarships provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Nationwide, approximately 7,800 students have won Merit Scholarship awards in 2013.