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Cape Girardeau student earns prestigious academic titles

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Cape Central High School senior Vikas Rudrappa was selected as a National Merit Finalist, as well as an academic candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

Rudrappa is the son of Suresh Rudrappa and Dr. Devika Nagaraj.

As a National Merit Finalist, Rudruppa is one of 16,000 student finalists who were the highest-scoring entrants in each state and will now compete to become a National Merit Scholarship Winner.

Over 1.5 million students entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

As a U.S. Presidential Scholar, he will compete against 3,000 other candidates chosen by the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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