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CCSD recognizes 7 Merit Scholarship winners

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Updated: 5/09/2012 10:57 am
LAS VEGAS – Seven Clark County School District students have been designated as 2012 National Merit Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Only 2,500 students nationwide were selected for this honor out of more than 15,000 finalists and more than 1.5 million students who took the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. As a result, each of the seven students won a $2,500 scholarship that will help them continue their education.

“I would like to congratulate each of our students for their academic success and for being named as a National Merit Scholarship winner,” said Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “I would also like to extend our encouragement for our students to continue to excel as they begin college next fall and continue to expand their educational horizons.” 

The seven CCSD students include:
  • Joshua Curtis from Centennial High School. Curtis plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno next fall and major in mathematics.

  • Kevin Cong from Green Valley High School. Cong plans to major in business at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kristen Hsu from Green Valley High School. Hsu plans to major in biology at Tufts University.

  • Jason Singh from Green Valley High School. Singh plans to pursue a career in international relations and will attend Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Sandeep Srinivasan from Green Valley High School. Srinivasan plans to attend University of California, Los Angeles and pursue a career in electrical engineering.

  • John Rockenbach from Moapa Valley High School. Rockenbach is considering studying pre-med, pre-law or computer science when he attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall.

  • Kevin Chen from Northwest Career & Technical Academy. Chen plans to pursue a career in molecular biology and will attend the University of California, Berkley.
For more information about the Clark County School District, visit




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