Seven suburban Maryland students have been named winners of corporate-sponsored, four-year Merit Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The students and the scholarships awarded are:
Victoria A. Godridge, 8018 Glendale Rd., Chevy Chase, of Stone Ridge Sacred Heart in Bethesda - Welcome Wagon International, Inc. Merit Scholarship. Godridge, the editor of the school newspaper, is a student government officer and a member of the National Honor Society.
Lorena L. Sick, 20911 Delta Dr., Gaithersburg, of Gaithersburg Senior High School - Thomas J. Watson Memorial Merit Scholarship of the International Business Machines Corp. Sick is a school government senator and a member of the National Honor Society.
Matthew D. Lerner, 10201 Logan Dr., Potomac, of Winston Churchill High School - Thomas J. Watson Scholarship. Lerner, valeditorian, is a member of the National Honor Society and the "It's Academic" team.
Sean W. O'Malley, 9616 Falls Bridge La., Potomac, of Georgetown Preparatory School - Thomas J. Watson Scholarship. O'Malley, a U.S.A. exchange student to Germany, is graduating first in his class and has won a chemistry medal.
Kenny S. Breuer, 11 Vallinby Cir., Rockville, of Newton North High School - Gillette Merit Scholarship. Breuer has won an American Chemical Society Award, a Police Community Service Award and a Personal Survival Award.
Kathleen A. Meagher, 5134 Trailway Dr., Rockville, of Stone Ridge Sacred Heart - Dow Jones Merit Scholarship. Meagher is a representative to the Montgomery County Youth Commission and an editorial assistant on the school paper.
Mark C. Clarke, 367 Preswick Way, Severna Park, of Severna Park Senior High School - McGraw Foundation Merit Scholarship. Clarke, math club president, has won a Bausch and Lomb Award. He is on the Foreign Language Coordinating Committee of the Anne Arundel County School Board (for curriculum revision).
The corporate-sponsored scholarships are for Merit Program finalists who meet preferential criteria established by the sponsors. Sponsors include 290 corporations, foundations, professional associations, unions and trusts.
Many scholarships are designated for children of company employes or residents of areas where the firm has operations. A few scholarships are for students planning to pursue careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
Each of the scholarship is worth $1,000 to $6,000 or more over the undergraduate years of college.
In May, the names of students being offered college-sponsored four-year Merit Scholarships will be released.