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Final 2012 Oklahoma National Merit Scholars named

Nearly 50 Oklahoma high school students receive the honor.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 10, 2012

• Jenks High School: Amelia Doyle, environmental sustainability at OU; Akshay Gollapalli, medicine at Baylor University; Brooke McGarvin, undecided at OU; Justin Mitchell, engineering at OU; and Emily Towler, law at Southern Methodist University.

• Lawton High School: Joseph Lemque, astrophysics at OU.

• Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa: Ariel Helms, medicine at Vanderbilt University.

• Moore High School: Garret Robinson, medicine at OU.

• Norman High School: Hyerin Kwak, medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

• Norman North High School: Russell Bates IV, electrical engineering at OU; and Samantha Mason, science/journalism at the University of Arkansas.

• Oklahoma Christian Academy: Anna Taylor, mechanical engineering at Oklahoma Christian.

• Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics: Nathan Edmonsond, chemical engineering at OU; Shelby Vanhooser, computer engineering at OU; James Allred, electrical engineering at Rice University; Je Eun Park, medicine at Emory University; Jessica Oehrlein, mechanical engineering at Franklin Olin College of Engineering; and Marlee Marie Pagels, medicine at Oklahoma Christian.

• Peace Academy in Tulsa: Fysal Shennib, neurology at OU.

• Ponca City High School: Marissa Schmauch, medicine/genetics at the University of Tulsa.

• Preston High School: Erik McPherson, computer systems at OU.

• Putnam City North High School: Andrew Maples, nanoengineering at OU.

• Southwest Covenant School in Yukon: Zachary Dumas, computer engineering at OSU.

• St. Augustine Academy in Tulsa: Lyrica Krautter, speech therapy at OU.

• Tulsa Union: Brandon Jonely, physics at TU; and James Rogers, mechanical engineering at TU.

• Westmoore High School: Samantha Woods, international relations at Brigham Young University.

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