Five Oklahoma students win merit award

Five high school students from Oklahoma have been cited as winners of $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships. The awards are given to about 800 outstanding black high school seniors throughout the country.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: April 9, 2013
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Five Oklahoma high school students have been recognized as winners of the National Achievement Scholarship from National Merit Scholarship Corp.

The awards are given to about 800 outstanding black high school seniors throughout the country. The competition began with more than 160,000 students who took the Preliminary SAT as juniors in 2011.

Five Oklahoma students received $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships:

Ki-Jana Carter, of Oklahoma City, attends the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Carter plans to study nuclear engineering. Carter originally attended Putnam City High School.

Teresa Emesiani, of Edmond, attends Edmond North High School. Emesiani plans to study pharmacy.

Ruth Key, of Oklahoma City, attends Putnam City High School. Key plans to study aerospace engineering.

Jasmine Robinson, of Shawnee, attends Shawnee High School. Robinson plans to study biology.

Breanna Williams, of Oklahoma City, attends the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Williams plans to study law. Williams originally attended Carl Albert High School.

Also, Rachel Stromberg, of Tulsa, received an Honorary Achievement Scholarship, which means she received the honor but not the cash prize. She attends Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa and plans to study screenwriting and directing.


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