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Annapolis High Student Named National Merit Scholar

Moya Shpuntoff was one of three students in the county chosen for the award.

An senior was one of just three Anne Arundel County Public Schools students named National Merit Scholars on Wednesday.

Moya Shpuntoff, a senior at Annapolis High, was chosen among 15,000 students from across the country and 56 in Maryland. The students will receive single-payment scholarships worth $2,500 each to pursue post-secondary studies.  

The following students earned the honor based on their excellent academic records, standardized test performances, school and community leadership, essay submissions, and high school recommendations:

  • Moya Shpuntoff of , who plans to study communications and design.  
  • Albert Protin of , who plans to study engineering.
  • Caroline Plott of Broadneck High School, who plans to study biomedical engineering.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce another 4,800 scholarship winners later this spring and this summer, according to a release. A total of $35 million is scheduled to be awarded to more than 8,300 high school seniors in this year's competition.

Frank Murray May 03, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Congratulations to the three students within our public school system. I always felt we should have had many more over the years. I believe the school system could do more in this area. F.Murray

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