Charlotte-area high school students win National Merit corporate awards

Five students from Mecklenburg County and one from York County, S.C., have been named winners of National Merit Scholarship corporate-sponsored scholarships.

The winners are among about 1,000 high school seniors nationwide to win scholarships sponsored by 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. The awards are worth from $500 to $10,000 a year, although some provide a single payment.

These are the first of the National Merit Scholarship winners to be announced this spring, according to the Illinois-based organization.

This year’s local winners and the scholarship sponsors:

Manas Agrawal, Ardrey Kell High, Accenture; Matthew Bacon, Providence Day, LPL Financial; Meagan Bell, Fort Mill (S.C.) High, Boeing; Alexandra Seelig, Charlotte Christian, PWC Charitable Foundation; Andrew Sun, Myers Park High, Novartis Group; Siqiao Wang, South Mecklenburg High, R.R. Donnelley Foundation.