Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 | 6:15 p.m.
Five Clark County School District students were recently named National Merit Scholars, a prestigious honor bestowed to about 1,800 high school seniors across the nation each year.
The national scholarship recognizes students who scored among the top 1 percent of the 1.5 million students taking the Preliminary SAT exam, a run-up to the SAT college entrance exam.
The program is run by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., which, along with its partners and donors, has given more than $700 million in scholarships to high school seniors since its inception.
Here are the names of the local National Merit Scholars and their schools:
• Nicholas Andrew, Coronado High School
• Marcy Brown, West Career and Technical Academy
• Tyler Michael, Palo Verde High School
• Owen Steward, Clark High School
• Kamen Tsvetkov, Las Vegas Academy