A Lakewood High School student has been announced as National Merit Scholarship winners.
Sheila McMahon was one of 2,500 winners chosen from a pool of 15,000 across the nation.
She plans to study linguistics in college.
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.