South, Southwest students National Merit Scholars

LINDEN HILLS — Two students from Southwest High School and another two at South High School were awarded National Merit Scholarships in July, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) reported.

South students Jonathan Fraatz and Emma Liss and Southwest students Claire Richards and Nicolas Wilson each won college-sponsored scholarships of between $500 and $2,000. The scholarships can be renewed for up to four years at the college or university each student attends.

Fraatz will study engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Liss will study social work at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., MPS reported. Richards will attend Boston University to pursue medical studies and Wilson will study software development at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

The students join four other Southwest-area high school students who won National Merit Scholarships in May. Those students were Katherine Indvik, Christopher Jones and Angus Vaughan of Southwest and John Lawless of South.