Merit scholarships announced

Three local students were recently named corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners. More than 1,000 winners were named nationwide, with 77 from California. Local winners were Carmel Valley residents Aiko Amano and Daniel Qu, both seniors at Torrey Pines High School.

Amano won a scholarship from Pfizer Inc. and Qu won his from Cardinal Health. Allison Bauer of Solana Beach won the Southwest Airlines scholarship. Bauer is a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School.

On May 6, the recipients of the National Merit $2,500 scholarships will be named, and on May 27, the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced.