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People In the News 09-19-13

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Holly Catherine Erickson, of Los Alamos, enrolls at Clemson University. Erickson is majoring in General Engineering. She is among more than 3,200 freshmen at Clemson for the fall semester.

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New Mexico School for the Arts senior, Mohit Dubey, has been named a Semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The program provides academically talented high school seniors an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
Los Alamos native Dubey, 17, has been a student at NMSA for three years. He is the son of two immigrated scientists. His passion for music earned him admission to the only statewide charter school focused on the arts. Dubey has also been recognized for his academic excellent in science.
Last year, he won a Sandia National Laboratories award for the “most creative and innovative project.” He was also a finalist in the Supercomputing Challenge competition in April of this year for designing an app to lead the visually impaired by sound.
In addition to his significant commitment to academic and artistic studies, Dubey works at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and has been a violinist and guest conductor at the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra for more than three years.