Seventeen Orange County high school students were named Monday as winners of $2,000 scholarships and the title of National Merit Scholar in the nationwide program.
The winners joined 12 other Orange County students named earlier this month to receive between $2,000 and $8,000 each from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Nationally, 3,250 students have been chosen so far this year to receive the corporate-sponsored scholarships for undergraduate study at colleges of their choice. A third and final group of about 2,450 scholarship recipients will be named later this year.
The students were selected from more than 1 million of their peers who entered the competition. More than 600 sponsors help finance the nonprofit corporation.
The Orange County winners are:
Cathleen M. Mogan, Dana Hills High School, Dana Point; Eliza C. Lo and Joan C. Lo, both of Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley; Julian C. Cummings, Marina High School, Huntington Beach; Jeffrey R. Suchard, Edison High School, Huntington Beach; Laurence W. Chang, University High School, Irvine; Arthur Y. Lee, Irvine High School, Irvine.
Also, Alan S. Go, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos; Mark H. Bussey, Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo; John L. Sarrad, El Toro High School, El Toro; Jeffrey K. Brown, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos; Andrea M. Lawrence, Foothill High School, Santa Ana; Marc W. Reissig, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos.
Also, Jeff S. Alexander, Tustin High School, Tustin; Lise J. Lindquist, Westminster High School, Westminster; Scott A. St. John, La Quinta High School, Westminster; Celestine E. Woo, Marina High School, Huntington Beach.