BLOOMINGTON — The State Farm Companies Foundation has awarded scholarships to a number of children or legal dependents of State Farm employees, agents or retirees.
The competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. One hundred four-year scholarships, valued at $3,000 to $8,000, are awarded each year.
Pantagraph-area winners, their hometowns, parents, high schools and colleges are:
Nathan Anton, Bloomington, son of Alex and Melissa Anton, Normal Community West High School; Illinois State University, Normal.
Zach Ashenfelter, Bloomington, son of John and Liane Ashenfelter, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Christian Baker, Bloomington, son of Keith Baker and Meta Mickens-Baker, Normal Community High School; Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
Hannah Boyd, Lexington, daughter of Lou and Jackie Boyd, University High School, Normal; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
Mary A. Breeden, Normal, daughter of Sarah and Ken Breeden, NCWHS; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington.
Kaitlin Buhler, Bloomington, daughter of Allen and Robin Buhler, NCHS; University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Kaitlyn E. Campbell, Heyworth, daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Campbell, Heyworth High School; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Tyler Chalfant, Mahomet, son of Russ Chalfant and Heather Pierce, Mahomet-Seymour High School; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Shubhang Desai, Bloomington, son of Pinky Desai and Himanshu Desai, NCHS; Stanford University.
John Diffor, Bloomington, son of David and Deb Diffor, U High; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Destiny Fawley, Bloomington, daughter of Anna Fawley, NCHS; UIUC.
Ryan Filkins, El Paso, son of John and Karin Filkins, El Paso-Gridley High School; University of Missouri, Columbia.
Ruth A. Haefli, Bloomington, daughter of Eric and Katrine Haefli, Bloomington HIgh School; UIUC.
Alana Harms, Flanagan, daughter of Kari and Mark Harms, Flanagan-Cornell High School; Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.
Stacie Harms, Bloomington, daughter of Tom and Kathy Harms, NCHS; Elmhurst College, Elmhurst.
Emma Hartness, Bloomington, daughter of Ty and Lisa Hartness, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; ISU.
Drew Humphrey, Bloomington, son of Keith and Cindy Humphrey, BHS; University of Alabama, Huntsville.
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Dustin Littell, Eureka, son of Gary and Deanna Littell, Eureka High School; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Andrea G. Martinez, Bloomington, daughter of Ruben and Annette Martinez, U High; Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
Jacob Mattia, Normal, son of Randy and Dawn Mattia, U High; Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Rebecca Maxedon, Bloomington, daughter of Troy and Vicki Maxedon, BHS, UIUC.
Rebekah McFarland, El Paso, daughter of Jonn and Teresa McFarland, EP-G; ISU.
Meagan McNicholas, Rochester, daughter of Mike McNicholas, Rochester High School; UIUC.
Paige Metz, Bloomington, daughter of Brian Metz and Jenifer Petri, NCHS; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Derek Meyer, Heyworth, son of Susan Brent and Ben Meyer, Heyworth; UIUC.
Emilee Miller, Normal, daughter of Nathan and Kelli Miller, NCHS; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Matthew Ogden, Normal, son of Mike and Stephanie Ogden, NCWHS; Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.
Kylie Personette, Normal, daughter of Steve and Ann Personette, U High; University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Meredith Pounds, Bloomington, daughter of Nancy and Benjamin Pounds, BHS; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Mackenzie Quakenbush, Normal, daughter of Terry and Maxine Quakenbush, NCHS; Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais.
Jonathan Rink, Bloomington, son of Tim and Susan Rink, U High; IWU.
Emma Schmidgall, Bloomington, daughter of Paul and Cherie Schmidgall, Schmidgall Home School Academy; ISU.
Emily Schuster, Bloomington, daughter of Dave and Denise Schuster, Illinois Math & Science Academy, Aurora; University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.
Hannah Thompson, Normal, daughter of Mark and Alani Thompson, NCHS; Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind.
Nathan Tomerlin, Normal, son of Chris and Donna Tomerlin, CCHS; UIUC.
Jeremy Wallace, Bloomington, son of Michael and Paula Wallace, Tri-Valley High School, Downs; University of Iowa.
Krista Wilson, Normal, daughter of Terri and Glenn Wilson, NCWHS; Washington University.