Huntingdon Valley Student Receives National Merit Scholarship

David A. Lakata is a 2013 National Merit Scholarship recipient.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today the 2013 $2,500 Merit Scholarship winners. There are 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship in 2013, totally $35 million.

According to a release, students are selected based on academic record, "scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official."

Locally, the following students have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients:

Name: David A. Lakata

Hometown: Huntingdon Valley

School: Lower Moreland High School

Probable Career Field: Electrical Engineering



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