MCPS Class of 2010 Earns 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards

July 12, 2010

Twenty graduates from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have been named in the second round of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They are among 35 winners in Maryland of scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities throughout the nation. Each sponsor college selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

This announcement brings the total of MCPS Merit Scholarship winners for the 2009–2010 school year to 62 students.

Listed by school, the latest MCPS winners, sponsoring schools and scholarship sponsors are:

Montgomery Blair High School:
- Matthew W. Kannan, University of Maryland, banking;
- Siqing Liu, Northwestern University, biochemistry/biology;
- Michelle Shen, Rice University, medicine;
- Joel L. Muskin-Pierret, Washington University in St. Louis, engineering;
- Caroline R. Pitt, University of Maryland, psychology/anthropology

Winston Churchill High School:
- Lisa C. Bendall, Brigham Young University, psychotherapy (theoretical psychodynamics)

Damascus High School:
- Katherine R. Stansell, Clemson University, medicine/veterinary medicine

Walter Johnson High School:
- Sandra M. Stibitz, Kenyon College, undecided

Richard Montgomery High School:
- Nora L. Sandler, University of Chicago, research/science;
- Yiwen Shi, Rice University, medicine;
- Luke S. Hendrix, University of Maryland, law;
- Benjamin H. Cahill, University of Maryland, computer science;
- Julien M. Buchbinder, University of Maryland, biological research/ecology;
- Julia J. Chang, University of Chicago, economics

Northwest High School:
- Steven P. Obrzut, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, medicine

Walt Whitman High School:
- Rachel L. Umans, University of Chicago, undecided

Thomas S. Wootton High School
- Christian C. Haudenschild, New York University, medicine;
- Evan M. Saft, Stony Brook University, computer science;
- Allison N. Wynant, University of Maryland, law;
- Claire D. McWhite, Rice University, medical research

National Merit Press Release (July 12)

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