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October 1, 2014

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Local students in the running for $2.5 million in scholarships

Seven Clark County School District students were named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

The scholarship, founded in 1964 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, recognizes promising black students and provides scholarships to the majority of honorees. About 32,700 students have received Achievement Scholarship awards valued at $103 million so far.

The seven Clark County students are among about 1,600 high school seniors across the country chosen as semifinalists this year. They are:

• Ameyo Attila, Valley High School

• Mikiala Booker-McKillop, Las Vegas Academy

• Angele Bruce, Palo Verde High School

• Jasmine Chappell, Northwest Career and Technical Academy

• Diondra Dilworth, Valley High School

• Solomon Leatherwood, Rancho High School

• Mary Tatlock, Las Vegas Academy

The seven students are in the running for about 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth $2.5 million, to be awarded next spring. About 80 percent of semifinalists are expected to be named finalists, and more than half of them will receive scholarship money.

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