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5 students in Fulton named college-sponsored National Merit Scholars

08/01/2018 -- Kennesaw, Georgia -- Students tour the hallway during the first day of school at Carl Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
08/01/2018 -- Kennesaw, Georgia -- Students tour the hallway during the first day of school at Carl Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Wednesday, August 1, 2018. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Five graduates of schools in Fulton County were named National Merit Scholars on Monday.

They join the 51 other scholars honored in June. These five have been awarded scholarships sponsored by universities.

Those institutions schools are set to give the graduates between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate studies at those schools.


This year, 173 colleges and universities (95 private and 78 public) sponsored about 4,100 Merit awards across the country, according to the scholarship organization.

Of the five in Fulton, two were given scholarships by the University of Georgia, two from Vanderbilt University and one by Emory University.

And they are:

Berwyn D. Lu (Emory University)

Lovett School, Atlanta

Probably career field: Neurosurgery

Agazi S. Meijer (University of Georgia)

Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta

Probable career field: Biochemical Engineering

Roshni M. Shah (Vanderbilt University)

Woodward Academy, College Park

Probable career field: Public Health

Lily Xie (Vanderbilt University)

Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek

Probable career field: International Development

Austin Schulz (University of Georgia)

Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta

Probable career field: Computer Science


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