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3 Covington Catholic Students Awarded Merit Scholarships

Three students at Covington Catholic High School have been awarded Merit Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Alec Ballman, Daniel Howard, and Tyler MacKnight are among the 7,500 students selected nationally from the roughly 15,000 National Merit Finalists. 1.6 million students entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of 2016.

Alec Ballman has been selected as a winner of the National Merit American Financial Group Scholarship. Alec is the son of Lisa Casnellie and Brian Ballman and is a member of St. Pius X Parish. Alec will be studying at the University of Kentucky in the fall.

Daniel Howard has been selected as the winner of the James E. Casey Scholarship which is sponsored by the UPS Foundation and provides an annual stipend of $2,500. Daniel is the son of Bradley and Christina Howard and is a member of St. Joseph Cold Spring Parish. Daniel plans to study chemical engineering (pre-med) at the University of Kentucky in the fall.

Tyler MacKnight has been selected as the winner of a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. This scholarship is underwritten by the National Merit Scholarship Foundation with its own funds. Tyler is the son of David and Gretchen MacKnight and is a member St. Pius X Parish. Tyler plans to study either mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering at the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

-Staff report