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One CNY high school student wins National Achievement scholarship

One Central New York high school student has won a college scholarship through the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program.

Inioluwa A. Oguntola of Fayetteville, a senior at Manlius Pebble Hill school, is the only CNY winner, and the only winner in Onondaga County.

Devin B. Kilpatrick of Rome in Oneida County, a Rome Academy student, also won a National Achievement scholarship.

The two are among 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors across the U.S. who have won awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. There are about 60 winners in New York.

These awards, totaling over $2 million, are financed by grants from 30 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The winners all receive $2,500 scholarships.

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