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Liberty students, twins named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Yee-Lynn Lee and Yee-Van Lee, seniors at Liberty High School, have been named finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Lynn and Van are twin siblings, each with strong academic performance and extracurricular involvement in their chosen fields, according to a release from Carroll County Public Schools. Both took classes outside of Liberty in order to learn Chinese, and both earned a perfect score of 5 on the AP exam for that subject.


“It is evident they are empathic and caring students, as both Lynn and Van tutor students in numerous areas of course studies,” according to the release.

Van intends to major in business and is searching for a college with a strong business and economic program.


Lynn’s interests include math, music, language and literature. She excelled in the music program at Liberty and earned several all-county and all-state recognitions. For college, she will seek a rigorous liberal arts program.

Jonathan Putt is quoted in the release saying, “No matter their ultimate destination, both siblings have a wealth of experiences for such young adults, and both excel in every one of those areas through their hard work and dedication.”

Finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program must have a record of strong academic performance in grades 9-12 and in any college course work. Consideration is also based on SAT scores.

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Awardees will be chosen from the group of finalists based on their skills and accomplishments.