Six outstanding members of the Class of 2013 in Cobb County Schools have been named winners of $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. They are: Adia DeCarla Coley, Lassiter High School; Kristen P. Green and Stephen P. Green, Walton High School; Haley M. Booker-Lauridson, Mina Ezikpe and Nicholas Ngare, Wheeler High School.
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An economy that sent more people to the workforce instead of the classroom, tougher requirements for financial aid, and a higher bar for admissions are among the factors that contributed to a drop in enrollment at the state’s public colleges and universities for the second year in a row.