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St. Clairsville High School’s Ayden King Named National Merit Scholar

A St. Clairsville High School student has earned a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship, the organization announced Wednesday.

Ayden A. King received a National Merit Scholarship through the University of Cincinnati. King’s probable career field is biomedical engineering.

King is one of more than 1,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges anduniversities announced Wednesday. They join more than 3,100 other college-sponsored award recipients announced in June. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This final group of winners brings the number of 2021 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,500. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of nearly $30 million.

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