Accolades: Two win National Merit prizes
by TP staff
May 18, 2014 | 5033 views | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two Tracy students, West High senior Barak Nehoran and Tracy High senior Inyoung Hong, have been named Merit Scholars and will each receive $2,500 from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Nehoran, who has a weighted GPA of 4.6, will attend Princeton University and plans to major in computer science or engineering.

Hong has a weighted GPA of 4.4 and will attend Cornell University. She plans to major in computer science.

Scholarships were awarded to 2,500 students from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists from across the country.

Winners were selected based on academic record, scores on two standardized tests, leadership in school and community activities, a written essay and a recommendation by a high school official.

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