Lakewood Ranch High School senior Juntao Zhu was recently awarded a National Merit Scholarship from the University of Florida.
Zhu, one of two Manatee County recipients, is considering a career in mechanical engineering.
Officials from each sponsor college select scholarship winners in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program to attend their respective school. Awards vary between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
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