The three Dublin high schools have several concerts planned for May, according to information gathered from the schools' Web sites and that of the Dublin Music Boosters. All are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Concerts at Jerome High School are: May 7, orchestra; May 14-15, spring band; and May 22, spring choir, 7:30 p.m. Concerts at Coffman High School are: May 7-8, spring band; May 13, percussion ensemble and jazz combo; May 15, chamber concert; and May 28, spring awards concert (all groups).

The three Dublin high schools have several concerts planned for May, according to information gathered from the schools' Web sites and that of the Dublin Music Boosters. All are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Concerts at Jerome High School are: May 7, orchestra; May 14-15, spring band; and May 22, spring choir, 7:30 p.m. Concerts at Coffman High School are: May 7-8, spring band; May 13, percussion ensemble and jazz combo; May 15, chamber concert; and May 28, spring awards concert (all groups).

Scioto High School concerts are: May 7, Cardinal Health benefit concert, 7:30 p.m.; and May 20, Prism concert (all groups).

The late start days for Dublin City Schools for the 2008-09 school year have been established. They are Sept. 17, Oct. 21, Nov. 13, Jan. 28, Feb. 24, April 30 and May19.

Leo Zhang, a senior at Dublin Coffman High School, is among the first list of recipients of this year's National Merit scholarships. He received the Navistar International Corporation Scholarship.

The 1,100 scholars announced recently were selected from finalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. Corporate organizations generally provide National Merit scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the company serves or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the grantor wishes to encourage.

Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.