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Knoxville and Pella Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships


Two Marion County high school students have been named to the first group of winners in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Kirk Gordon a senior at Knoxville High School planning to pursue a degree in Marine Biology, is the recipient of the National Merit 3M Scholarship and Todd Wegter, a senior at Pella Community High School who plans to attend college for Computer Engineering, will receive a National Merit New York Life Family Scholarship. Both scholarships are awarded to children of the respective company’s employees.