2 Manatee County students named National Merit Scholars

National merit honors for two more students

MANATEE -- Abigail Chetlain of Manatee High School and Lydia Super of the State College of Florida Collegiate School were named National Merit Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., according to the Manatee County School District.

The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually to the winners. Chetlain's is funded by the University of Houston while Super's is funded by the University of Alabama.

This month, Southeast High student Andrew Klein was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Fourteen Sarasota County students were named National Merit Scholars as well, including 12 from Pine View High School and two from Venice High School.

Manatee students qualify for nationals in history

MANATEE -- Seven Manatee County students are going to the National History Day competition after placing May 5 in the state competition in Tallahassee.

Manatee County students won three first place and one second place award at the Florida State History Fair competition, according to the release. Competition included 654 entries from 31 counties and 1,105 involved students.

The national competition is from June 14-18 in Washington, D.C., and College Park, Md.

The competition required students to develop projects in one of five categories: website, historical paper, exhibit, documentary or performance. The theme this year was Leadership and Legacy in History.

First place: eighth-grader Hannah Arduini, Haile Middle School; sophomore Felicia May, State College of Florida Collegiate School; and sophomore Sara Sutton, freshmen Miranda Wolf, Zoe Zimmerman and Abigail Zion, from Manatee School for the Arts.

Second place: freshman Kaitlin Folsom, State College of Florida Collegiate School.

-- Herald staff reports