Upper Dublin, Gwynedd Mercy Academy seniors receive National Merit scholarships

Maxwell Orland, an Ambler resident and a senior at Upper Dublin High School, has received the National Merit Carleton College Scholarship.

Jenna Morrison, a Perkasie resident and a senior at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School in Lower Gwynedd, has received the National Merit Fordham University Scholarship. She plans to study actuarial science.

Roughly 2,900 winners were selected from a national pool, which was narrowed to 16,000 semi-finalists, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

A second group of around 3,000 winners will be announced in July.