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Two students each at Cleveland and Franklin High Schools have received National Merit Scholarships

THE BEE has learned that two students each, from the two high schools servicing the newspaper's service area in Southeast Portland, have received National Merit Scholarships to further their education.

Lori Butler, Counselor at Cleveland High School, advises that Owen Lowe-Rogstad and Isabelle Jacqmotte-Parks were the recipients at that school, and Jessica Natonick, School Counselor at Franklin High School identified Tyler Mapes and Arthur Feidelson as their two recipients.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation explains, "High School students who meet published program entry and participation requirements enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) at the specified time in the high school program, usually as juniors. Each year's PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test designated for entry to a particular year's competition. Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, NMSC notifies approximately 7,600 Finalists, at their home addresses, that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award. Merit Scholarship awards are of three types: National Merit $2500 Scholarships; Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards; College-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards. The specific types awarded in the local instances were not announced.

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