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Morehead-Cain Foundation Scholarships announces Class of 2020

This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 66 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the U.S. and the world.

The class of 2020 includes 35 scholars from North Carolina and 31 scholars from outside the state including: 24 scholars from 20 different states; three scholars from the United Kingdom; three scholars from Canada; one scholar from Italy; and one scholar from South Africa.

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC-Chapel Hill. It also features a distinctive program of summer enrichment experiences designed to support students as they learn and grow. During the course of four summers, scholars will have opportunities to complete an outdoor leadership course; commit themselves to public service in the U.S. or abroad; conduct research at sites around the world; and gain experience in private enterprise.

 

The Morehead-Cain Discovery Fund complements the Summer Enrichment Program. Scholars receive financial support and are encouraged, and to more deeply explore their interests, whether they involve studying under celebrated artists, attending leadership retreats, or obtaining wilderness first responder certification. From researching renewable energy technologies in Europe to tracing the path of native bumblebees in the Patagonia region of Chile, Morehead-Cain Scholars are given the resources to pursue educational opportunities wherever they may find them.

 

The selection criteria for Morehead-Cain Scholars are leadership, academic achievement, moral force of character and physical vigor. Recipients are chosen solely on the basis of merit and accomplishment.

 

More than 200 Morehead-Cain Scholars study on campus and make outstanding contributions across the full range of University life. From student government to community service to the performing arts, Morehead-Cain Scholars play a prominent role in Carolina’s vibrant student community. For example, during the past 10 years, six student body presidents, four student attorneys general and four honor court chairs have been Morehead-Cains.

 

Since 2000, 14 Morehead-Cain Scholars have won Rhodes Scholarships to England’s Oxford University, one of the world’s most competitive and prestigious awards for graduate study. Since the first Morehead Scholars graduated from Carolina in 1957, 31 of Carolina’s 34 Rhodes Scholars have been Morehead-Cain Scholars.

 

Morehead-Cains have accounted for 24 of the University’s 37 Luce Scholars and 19 of Carolina’s 30 Truman Scholars, among the nation’s most generous and distinguished awards for graduate study. Twenty-seven Morehead-Cain Scholars have won Fulbright Fellowships; three have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England; and two Morehead-Cains are among the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, an elite China-based graduate scholarship enrolling its first students in 2016.

 

Like the scholars, the 3,000 Morehead-Cain alumni across the world are a diverse and distinguished group. They include:

 

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch;
  • U.S. Congressmen Jim Cooper and David Price;
  • Sallie Krawcheck, owner of Ellevate Network and former head of Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney;
  • Jonathan Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International;
  • Karen Stevenson, a U.S. Magistrate Judge and the first black American woman to win the Rhodes Scholarship;
  • New York Times columnist and author Frank Bruni;
  • Tim Sullivan, chief executive officer of Ancestry.com;
  • Ann Livermore, current board of directors member and former executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard;
  • Adam Falk, president of Williams College;
  • Michelle Jana Chan, travel and adventure journalist and acting deputy editor of Condé Nast Traveler;
  • Bobby Evans, general manager of the San Francisco Giants;
  • Best-selling novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda;
  • Peter Henry, dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business;
  • Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo; and
  • Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

 

Founded in 1945, the Morehead-Cain has been a model for countless merit awards throughout the country. These include the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Program, Duke University’s Benjamin N. Duke Scholars Program and Emory University’s Woodruff Scholars Program.

 

For more information, visit http://www.moreheadcain.org or call the foundation at (919) 962-1201. Portraits of scholarship recipients can be downloaded at http://unc.photoshelter.com.

 

Class of 2020
New Morehead-Cain Scholars are listed below alphabetically by North Carolina county, state and country. Students noted with an asterisk are listed in more than one location.

 

NORTH CAROLINA
Alamance
Samuel Sumner Lowe will graduate this spring from Western Alamance High School in Elon, where he founded a summer science camp for underprivileged and at-risk children and developed its curriculum. He is also a musician and co-founded the duo Brother Delta; Lowe once organized a charity concert that raised more than $7,000 for the organization Sustainable Alamance. His academic interests include physics and political science. Sam is the son of Beth and Ed Lowe II of Elon.

 

Megan Elizabeth Miller will graduate this spring from Western Alamance High School in Elon, where she is the director of Girls of Love, a program that has raised more than $25,000 for income-generation projects in Nepal. She also has a patent pending on an invention that reduces drag on tractor-trailers; is a member of the planning committee for the Shelton Leadership Challenge; and is captain and co-captain of the varsity tennis and soccer teams, respectively. Miller’s academic interests include public health and comparative literature. She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Miller of Elon.

 

Buncombe
Devon Chandler Johnson will graduate this spring from Christ School in Arden, where he has served in several leadership roles including president of the Rotary Club. He has helped organize fundraising initiatives, served those in need and educated community members. Johnson has also been captain of the varsity soccer team for the past two years and enjoys learning about international relations and law. He is the son of Dewayne and Jena Dennis of Candler.

 

Caleb Micah Walker Wilson will graduate this spring from Asheville High School in Asheville, where he leads the Asheville High School Speech and Debate Club and has won local, regional and national awards. He is also president of the YMCA Leaders Club, organizing and participating in hundreds of hours of community service events, and coaches in the YMCA Latino Soccer program. Wilson’s academic interests include political science and Spanish. He is the son of Greg and Susanne Walker Wilson of Asheville.

 

Cabarrus

Kaleb Alexander Lyda will graduate this spring from Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord, where he serves on the Time Out Youth Board of Directors and acts as a liaison between executives, staff and youth at the center. He is also a section leader in Paradigm Percussion and a Teaching Responsible Actions In Life (TRAIL) student mentor, working with middle and high school students. Lyda’s academic interests include biological anthropology and philosophy. He is the son of Mike and Kim Lyda of Concord.

 

Brittany-Diana Marfowaa Wiafe will graduate this spring from Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord, where she is editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Paw Print. She is also on the youth leadership team of the National Youth Campaign; has served as co-president and president of the Pride of Robinson Color Guard; and volunteers with the organization Sole Hope. Her academic interests include public health and journalism. She is the daughter of Diana Ahenkora of Concord and Kwaku-Boamah Wiafe of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

 

Durham

*Vikram Aikat will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, where he is student body president, leading both the student senate and executive board. He also helped found AquaVerum; a company that has conceptualized a cheaper method of cleaning water polluted by hydraulic fracturing, and has conducted research into protein hydration at UNC-Chapel Hill. Aikat’s academic interests include physics and computer science. He is the son of Deb and Jay Aikat of Chapel Hill.

 

*Kunal Lodaya will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, where he is captain of the mock trial team and has twice won the Best Attorney Award at regional competitions. He is also band officer of the marching band; captain of the school’s Raas and Broad Street Bhangra teams; and serves as a residential life assistant. Lodaya enjoys learning about physics and the humanities. He is the son of Mayur and Rita Lodaya of Chapel Hill.

 

Edgecombe

Davis Richard Brown will graduate this spring from Rocky Mount Academy in Rocky Mount, where he created Lunch Bunch, a weekly program dedicated to helping third graders develop a love of reading. He also co-founded the Media Office and runs Rocky Mount Academy’s social media accounts; created the school’s first Model United Nations; and chairs the Honor Council. Brown’s academic interests include physics, math and analytic philosophy. He is the son of June Leland of Tarboro and Howard Brown of Martinsville, Virginia.

 

Forsyth

*Daniel Shiloh Malawsky will graduate this spring from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, where he serves in multiple leadership roles. He is also a musician, playing cello in productions of the Nutcracker and Guys and Dolls, and once interned with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Malawsky’s academic interests include neuroscience and linguistics. He is the son of Douglas and Yael Malawsky of Chapel Hill.

 

Ashley Caroline Meise will graduate this spring from R. J. Reynolds Senior High School in Winston-Salem, where she is a member of the Girls Council Service Club, taking part in service activities and serving as club historian. She is also captain of the varsity swim team and student delegation leader for mock government program Youth and Government. Meise’s academic interests include political science, economics and law. She is the daughter of Katherine Pickett of Winston-Salem and Gary Meise of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Elizabeth Edna Stockton will graduate this spring from Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, where she serves as student body vice president. She is also co-president of the Youth and Government program; serves in a leadership role with the homeless outreach program Love Thy Neighbor; and captains the varsity soccer, cross country and swimming teams. Stockton’s academic interests include psychology, biology and history. She is the daughter of James and Kathryn Stockton of Winston-Salem.

 

Guilford

Danielle du Preez will graduate this spring from The Early College at Guilford in Greensboro, where she is president of Health Occupations Students of America and has helped organize bone marrow drives and integrate service-learning projects. She is a member of Math Club, serves as president of the Interact Club and volunteers at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library. Her academic interests include linguistics and economics. She is the daughter of Andries and Lizette du Preez of Greensboro.

 

Shreya Ashish Shah will graduate this spring from Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, where she founded HennaForCharity. The organization sells shoes with henna designs and uses the proceeds to promote underserved children’s health and education. She is also chair of the Honor Board; has starred in a variety of school theater productions; and is a member of the varsity lacrosse team. Shah enjoys learning about entrepreneurship and global studies. She is the daughter of Ashish and Vaishali Shah of Summerfield.

 

Madison

Kelsey Barnhardt Sutton will graduate this spring from Madison High School in Marshall, where she is co-student body president, helping organize fundraisers, dances and other school events. She is also president of her school chapter of the National Honor Society; volunteers with the Madison County Arts Council; and serves as the sole student representative on the Madison High School Improvement Team. Sutton’s academic interests include philosophy, sociology and psychology. She is the daughter of Rodney Sutton and Jennie Barnhardt of Marshall.
Mecklenburg

Noah Clark Berens will graduate this spring from Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, where he serves as student body treasurer, helping organize and run school events. He is also on the Honor Council Advisory Board, serves as captain of the cross-country team and volunteers for Autism Charlotte. Berens plays the piano and has earned four “superior” ratings from the National Federation of Music Clubs. His academic interests include biology and the classics. He is the son of Melissa Harron of Charlotte.

 

Lili Emilia Zay will graduate this spring from Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, where she organized a middle school diversity conference and is a member of the Black Student Union, Women’s Affinity and the International Club. She is also a performer and has acted in, sung in, directed and choreographed several productions. Zay enjoys learning about philosophy, creative writing and the arts. She is the daughter of Peter and Kinga Zay of Charlotte.

 

Eric Kai Zhu will graduate this spring from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, where he is vice president of the Community Connections Club, a student initiative that gives back to the community. He also founded the Myers Park Philosophy Club to create a space where students could discuss philosophy. Shu is captain of the varsity swim team and has played classical piano for more than 10 years. His academic interests include chemistry and economics. He is the son of Jonathan Zhu and Anne Liang of Charlotte.

 

New Hanover

Cecilia Beard will graduate this spring from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, where she is co-editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, helping oversee and manage its production. She is also the student body secretary and senior class president and leads the Spirit and Pride and Community Service committees. Beard also plays on the varsity volleyball team. Her academic interests include English and international relations. She is the daughter of Jeff and Amelia Beard of Wilmington.

 

Orange

*Vikram Aikat will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, where he is student body president, leading both the student senate and executive board. He also helped found AquaVerum; a company that has conceptualized a cheaper method of cleaning water polluted by hydraulic fracturing, and has conducted research into protein hydration at UNC-Chapel Hill. Aikat’s academic interests include physics and computer science. He is the son of Deb and Jay Aikat of Chapel Hill.

 

Mia Wendy Colloredo-Mansfeld will graduate this spring from East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, where she is the co-founder and co-president of the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. The organization is dedicated to supporting adolescent and young adult cancer patients at UNC Hospitals. Colloredo-Mansfeld also plays high school and club soccer, tutors and volunteers with the Habitat for Humanity club. She is the daughter of Rudi and Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld of Chapel Hill.

 

*Kunal Lodaya will graduate this spring from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, where he is captain of the mock trial team and has twice won the Best Attorney Award at regional competitions. He is also band officer of the marching band; captain of the school’s Raas and Broad Street Bhangra teams; and serves as a residential life assistant. Lodaya enjoys learning about physics and the humanities. He is the son of Mayur and Rita Lodaya of Chapel Hill.

 

*Daniel Shiloh Malawsky will graduate this spring from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, where he serves in multiple leadership roles. He is also a musician, playing cello in productions of the Nutcracker and Guys and Dolls, and once interned with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Malawsky’s academic interests include neuroscience and linguistics. He is the son of Douglas and Yael Malawsky of Chapel Hill.

 

Isa van der Drift will graduate this spring from Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, where she is co-president of Model United Nations, attending nine conferences and once winning Outstanding Delegate. She also works with Inspire North Carolina—organizing voter registration drives and other projects—and serves as vice president of the Environmental Club. Her academic interests include public health and international relations. She is the daughter of Carol Lewald of Mebane and Koen van der Drift of Durham.

 

Pasquotank

Margaret Leah Small will graduate this spring from Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, where she is president of the Future Farmers of America Club, planning and managing club activities and programs. She is also an officer in her school chapter of the National Honor Society, a member of the debate team, captain of the varsity tennis team and a volunteer with the First United Methodist Church Youth Group. Small’s academic interests include biology and journalism. She is the daughter of Jeff and Suzan Small of Elizabeth City.

 

Person

Ashton Brianna Martin will graduate this spring from Roxboro Community School in Roxboro, where she is the president of the Interact Club, tri-speaker of the Youth Legislative Assembly, and student body president. She also plays the flute and trombone; plays on the varsity soccer team; and works as a counselor at the Sappony Indian Youth Camp. Martin’s academic interests include genetics, biology and medicine. She is the daughter of Vanessa Kallam and Christopher Martin of Roxboro.

 

Pitt

Reuben Varghese Chemmanam will graduate this spring from Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, where he has served as treasurer, vice president and president of student government. He is also a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals and volunteers at Vidant Health, helping comfort families, transporting patients and leading other volunteers. Chemmanam’s academic interests include biochemistry and medicine. He is the son of Isaac Chemmanam and Marina Alexander of Greenville.

 

Tyla Briana Gomez will graduate this spring from Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, where she is captain of the mock trial team and has won awards at the regional and state level. She is also president of the International Thespian Society; an assistant coach for the nonprofit Girls on the Run; and a volunteer at Vidant Medical Center, serving as Teen Lead. Gomez’s academic interests include government and politics, and business management. She is the granddaughter of James and Annie Ebron of Greenville.

 

Transylvania

Carly M. Onnink will graduate this spring from Brevard High School in Brevard, where she is senior class secretary and has organized and led multiple service projects. She also takes part in the T.I.M.E. for Science Program and has won accolades for her research into kudzu bug pheromones. In addition, Onnink is the head drum major for the marching band and dances with the Brevard Ballet. Her academic interests include biomedicine and microbiology. She is the daughter of Paul Onnink and Ann Farash of Pisgah Forest.

 

Union

Tai Trong Huynh will graduate this spring from Union County Early College in Monroe, where he is a leading member of the Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew and plans adventure trips that include skiing, camping and caving. He is also vice president of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association, a Sunday school teacher and a licensed Realtor®. Huynh’s academic interests include political science and philosophy. He is the son of Neal Huynh and Holly Nguyen of Indian Trail.

 

Wake

Wynn Alexandra Burrus will graduate this spring from Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, where she founded Bigger Than You, a program that provides service opportunities to special needs students. She also created the philanthropy chair position for her school’s student government; is captain of the tennis team; and helped start Special Needs Dances for students across Wake County. Burrus is interested in business and computer science. She is the daughter of Erik and Beth Burrus of Raleigh.

 

Kevin Weiguang Cao will graduate this spring from Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, where he serves on student council as the vice president of governing procedures and has helped organize dozens of events. He is an active member of the Technology Students Association and the Key Club and runs track and cross-country. Cao also taught himself how to produce and mix electronic music. His academic interests include economics and business. He is the son of Lei Cao and Ming Chen of Morrisville.

 

Cameron Alexander Champion will graduate this spring from Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, where he is the Broughton CAPS co-chair; the club helps provide support for students to take part in athletics. He is on the cross-country team and founded the Broughton Photography Club. Champion is also a juggler, competing at the World Busker’s Festival in New Zealand. His academic interests include biomedical engineering, science and environmental studies. He is the son of Casey Champion and Nancy Clayton of Raleigh.

 

Sandra Shawen Conway will graduate this spring from Saint David’s School in Raleigh, where as service prefect, she has organized school-wide projects including a school service day. She is also editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, an officer of the Saint David’s chapter of the National Honor Society and captain of the volleyball team. Conway’s academic interests include literature and philosophy. She is the daughter of Page and Paul Conway Jr. of Raleigh.

 

Vince Ellington Friedman will graduate this spring from Jesse O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh, where he is vice president of the National Honor Society and captain of the varsity basketball team. He is also an Eagle Scout and instructor, teaching first aid, backpacking and camping to younger scouts. Friedman enjoys learning about chemistry and wilderness medicine. He is the son of Kathryn Friedman and the late Jerome Friedman of Raleigh.

 

Rishika Reddy will graduate this spring from Green Hope High School in Cary, where she is student body vice president, helping manage and plan school events. She is also the president of the Green Hope STEM Club, captain of the varsity cross-country team and a volunteer at Rex Healthcare and Duke University Hospital. Reddy’s academic interests include biomedical science and psychology. She is the daughter of Kiran and Sneha Reddy of Cary.

 

Mihir Kamlesh Shah will graduate this spring from Panther Creek High School in Cary, where he serves as president of the marching band, leading and conducting more than 200 students during rehearsals and performances. He is also a volunteer and junior leader at UNC Hospitals and a local representative for the Young Jains of America, planning retreats and local service-based events. Shah’s academic interests include U.S. history, government and statistics. He is the son of Kamlesh and Jyoti Shah of Cary.

 

Wilkes

Madison Katherine Shoemaker will graduate this spring from Elkin High School in Elkin, where she is president of the Interact Club, organizing community projects, recruiting volunteers and leading meetings. She is also a math tutor, leads book club sections at the Northwestern Regional Library and has performed in several school plays. Madison enjoys learning about English and neuroscience. She is the daughter of Joshua and Melissa Shoemaker of State Road.

 

OUT OF STATE

Connecticut
*Agnes Chinwe Ezekwesili will graduate this spring from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, where she founded and leads the Africa Club, planning speaking events and an annual celebration of diversity at her school. She is also a proctor in her dormitory and serves as a resource to students; participates in Model United Nations; and both plays and coaches basketball. Ezekwesili’s academic interests include global health and food science. She is the daughter of Nestor and Ogugua Ezekwesili of Abuja, Nigeria.

 

Evelyn Mugnier Morris will graduate this spring from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, where she is the founder and manager of the school compost system, which developed into the Earth Club. In addition to serving as captain of the varsity crew team, Morris is also the head of the Humanist Alliance—working on issues of diversity, facilitating meetings and organizing activities. Her academic interests include political revolutions and sustainable development. She is the daughter of Russell Morris and Kristen Hoyt of Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

Ruth Johanna Tomlin will graduate this spring from Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is editor-in-chief of Per Annos, the Hopkins School yearbook. She also teaches geometry for Breakthrough New Haven; serves as the student head of Hopkins Peer Tutoring; and is the goalkeeper of the varsity field hockey team. Tomlin enjoys learning about philosophy and international relations. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Ricarda Tomlin of Stratford, Connecticut.

 

Florida

Rodrigo Antonio Bustamante will graduate this spring from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, where he is the Group Coordinator for his chapter of Amnesty International, keeping members informed about current events and organizing letter-writing campaigns. He is also the student council’s head of community service; the founder of his school’s TED-Ed chapter; and captain of the varsity track and cross country teams. Bustamante’s academic interests include international relations and sustainable development. He is the son of Rodrigo and Patricia Bustamante of Coral Gables, Florida.

 

Indiana

Pavani Peri will graduate this spring from Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is co-captain of the debate team and has placed in the top five in several invitational and district competitions. She is also heavily involved with Model United Nations; is a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance; and is co-president of her school’s political think tank CLIP. Peri’s academic interests include linguistics and English. She is the daughter of Sarveswara Peri and Aruna Ganti of Carmel, Indianapolis.

 

Kansas

Caroline Marie Kennedy will graduate this spring from Blue Valley West High School in Stilwell, Kansas, where she is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Empower: Educate & Inspire, Inc. The organization is dedicated to educating youth about global issues and empowering them to enact change. She is also president of her school chapter of the National Honor Society, the executive vice president of Student Council and a team captain in the school’s Relay for Life event. Kennedy enjoys learning about sociology and journalism. She is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Kennedy of Overland Park, Kansas.

 

Kentucky

Megan Lynn Raisle will graduate this spring from Dupont Manual Magnet High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is president of the Environmental Club and has led a school initiative to build solar panels. She is also treasurer of her school chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year captain of the varsity volleyball team and a volunteer at Saint Joseph’s Children’s Home. Megan’s academic interests include biology, environmental science and public policy. She is the daughter of Ted and Linda Raisle of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Maryland

*Victoria Matus will graduate this spring from Saint Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Maryland, where she is co-head of the Social Services Club, organizing service activities for students that include letter-writing events and clothing drives. She is also co-captain of the varsity volleyball team and a student ambassador for her school, conducting school tours and reaching out to prospective students. Matus’s academic interests include chemistry and biology. She is the daughter of Luis and Cathy Matus of Alexandria, Virginia.

 

*Wesley James Yount Price will graduate this spring from Saint Albans School in Washington, D.C., where he is vice president of his school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, performing in several shows during his four years. In addition to winning the National Association of Arts and Letters Outstanding Performing Artist Award, Yount serves as president of Chorale and the a cappella group Jackets. His academic interests include biology and English. He is the son of Nathan Price and Amy Yount of Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Michigan

Aditi Adhikari will graduate this spring from Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where, as president of Model United Nations, she has led her team to nearly a dozen medals. She also mentors scholars and organizes community outreach programs as a lead fellow for the Joyce Ivy Foundation; is the first author on a research paper investigating childhood language development; and plays on the varsity soccer team. Adhikari’s academic interests include neuroscience and English. She is the daughter of Rajesh and Amita Adhikari of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

 

Mississippi

Nikhil Mohan Arora will graduate this spring from Saint Andrews Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where he has received more than 45 awards as a member of the Speech and Debate team and has won the policy debate state championship three times. He has also attained the rank of Eagle Scout; has won science fair awards for his research into biochemistry; and serves as vice president of the student body. Arora’s academic interests include biochemistry and political science. He is the son of Sumesh and Namita Arora of Madison, Mississippi.

 

Missouri

Ivan Paul Boyers will graduate this spring from Crossroads College Preparatory School in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he co-founded Ark’s Foundation. The nonprofit has raised more than $70,000 to build a school for disabled children in Ghana. He is also captain of the three-time conference champion varsity soccer team, tutors classmates in math and is a student ambassador for his school. Boyers academic interests include international relations and psychology. Ivan is the son of Zachary and Rachel Boyers of Saint Louis.

 

Nebraska

Bridget V. Mizener will graduate this spring from Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska, where she is copy editor of Craze Magazine, a student-run monthly publication. She also participates in city government on the Omaha Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, is captain of her state championship-winning varsity basketball team and runs track. Mizener’s academic interests include history and biochemistry. She is the daughter of Martin Mizener and Jane Bailey of Omaha, Nebraska.

 

New Hampshire

*Nicholas Scott-Hearn will graduate this spring from Saint Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, where he is one of four members of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, which gathers data from student focus groups in an effort to implement data-driven changes. He is also a peer tutor, a member of the climbing club and captain of the varsity wrestling team. Scott-Hearn’s academic interests include math and language. He is the son of Victor Scott-Hearn and Dubra Shenker of Newark, New Jersey.

 

New Jersey

*Nicholas Scott-Hearn will graduate this spring from Saint Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, where he is one of four members of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, which gathers data from student focus groups in an effort to implement data-driven changes. He is also a peer tutor, a member of the climbing club and captain of the varsity wrestling team. Scott-Hearn’s academic interests include math and language. He is the son of Victor Scott-Hearn and Dubra Shenker of Newark, New Jersey.

 

New York

Thomas Clive Richards will graduate this spring from Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York, where he plays trumpet for Juilliard’s pre-college orchestra and the Interschool Orchestra Symphony Band. Last year he was part of a performance at Carnegie Hall. He has also conducted research at Mount Sinai Hospital and is a martial artist, competing in national tournaments. Richards enjoys learning about biology and chemistry. He is the son of Clive and Sarah Richards of Brooklyn, New York.

 

Ohio

Sydney Addison Mantell will graduate this spring from North College Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she organizes meetings, volunteer activities and other events as head senior mentor of Girls Creating Change. She also co-founded the varsity academic team; has won awards for her performances in plays and musicals; and serves as captain of the varsity volleyball team. Mantell’s academic interests include marine biology and creative writing. She is the daughter of Susan Mantell of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Pennsylvania

Olivia Marie Zitkus will graduate this spring from the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she is the school’s first female president of student government. A leader and a performer, she has performed in several musicals including Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Addams Family and is also president of the a cappella group the Hilltrebles. Zitkus enjoys learning about the classics and business economics. She is the daughter of John and Linda Zitkus of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

 

South Carolina

Elizabeth Jett Russler will graduate this spring from Ashley Hall School in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is senior class president, organizing assemblies, community activities and fundraisers. She also takes part in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, mentoring current and future exchangees, and is a leading member of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. Russler’s academic interests include political science and journalism. She is the daughter of Libby and Dan Russler, Jr., of Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Tennessee

Keely Ann Hendricks will graduate this spring from the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is editor-in-chief of the school paper Logos. She is also the president of the Spanish Club, a member of the current events club Global Scholars and a member of varsity crew. Hendricks enjoys learning about journalism, global studies and international affairs. She is the daughter of Scott and Teri Hendricks of Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Walter Patton Orr will graduate this spring from Memphis University School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he founded TEDxMemphis, co-organizing, recruiting a leadership team and managing the attendee experience. He also serves on the executive committee of the Civic Service Organization; takes part in Mock Trial; and served on the executive committee of a local charity that raises money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Orr’s interests include chemistry and history. He is the son of Caroline and Wilson Orr III of Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Texas

Philip Daniel Smart will graduate this spring from Saint Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, where he is editor-in-chief of the school newspaper the ReMarker. Some of his stories and page layouts have won state and national awards. He also serves on the Community Service Board, is co-president of Mock Trial and plays both basketball and volleyball. Smart’s academic interests include business and writing. He is the son of John and Charla Smart of Dallas, Texas.

 

Virginia

Stuart Glascoe Luter will graduate this spring from Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, where she is one of six senior Global Health Fellows Program fellows, leading discussions and implementing a women’s empowerment curriculum in Haiti. She also serves as captain of the varsity tennis team and coaches Special Olympics athletes. Luter’s academic interests include women’s health and education and foreign languages. She is the daughter of Frances and Joe Luter IV of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

*Victoria Matus will graduate this spring from Saint Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Maryland, where she is co-head of the Social Services Club, organizing service activities for students including letter-writing events and clothing drives. She is also co-captain of the varsity volleyball team and a student ambassador for her school, conducting school tours and reaching out to prospective students. Matus’s academic interests include chemistry and biology. She is the daughter of Luis and Catherine Matus of Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Washington, D.C.

*Wesley James Yount Price will graduate this spring from Saint Albans School in Washington, D.C., where he is vice president of his school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, performing in several shows during his four years. In addition to winning the National Association of Arts and Letters Outstanding Performing Artist Award, Yount serves as president of Chorale and the a cappella group Jackets. His academic interests include biology and English. He is the son of Nathan Price and Amy Yount of Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Wisconsin

Elizabeth Peng Tong will graduate this spring from Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin, where she is president of FIRST Robotics, leading the team to build robots for competition. She is also the founder of the Girls Who Code club based at Marquette University, co-president of Student Council and a student leader within the Milwaukee Chinese Community Center. Tong enjoys learning about sustainability and East Asian studies. She is the daughter of Jack Tong and Julie Peng of Glendale, Wisconsin.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

Malek Dhane will graduate this spring from Collégial international Sainte-Anne in Lachine, Québec, where he is president of AGÉSA and represents his classmates when dealing with the administration. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual journal Le Bord de L’Eau and a senior member of the Solidarity Committee, helping organize fundraising events for charities. Dhane enjoys learning about the sciences and world politics. He is the son of Mohamed Dhane and Andrea Linsin of Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Québec.

 

*Sarah Lutz Mackenzie will graduate this spring from United World College of the Adriatic in Duino Aurisina, Italy, where she helps lead art workshops with the elderly at Revoltella Museum. She is also a musician, playing trumpet in several ensembles and participating in international competitions. She has also served as co-chair of the Calgary Mayor’s Youth Council. Her academic interests include history and language. Mackenzie is the daughter of Peter Mackenzie and Marney Lutz of Calgary, Alberta.

 

Junessa Rose Sladen-Dew will graduate this spring from Gulf Islands Secondary School in Saltspring Island, British Columbia, where she is president of the Leadership Program. She also created the High School and Food Drive Collaborative Initiative, which helps provide food to a local shelter, and served as captain of both the soccer and softball teams. Sladen-Dew’s academic interests include international development and social anthropology. She is the daughter of Nicholas Sladen-Dew and Colleen Price of Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

 

Ryan Friedrich Totz will graduate this spring from Saint Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia, where he is school prefect, modeling his school’s values and participating in community events. He is also a volunteer with Community Living Victoria, an organization that presents inclusion programs at local schools and connects with disabled children. Totz’s academic interests include mathematics and economics. He is the son of Karlheinz and Suzanne Totz of Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Italy
*Sarah Lutz Mackenzie will graduate this spring from United World College of the Adriatic in Duino Aurisina, Italy, where she helps lead art workshops with the elderly at Revoltella Museum. She is also a musician, playing trumpet in several ensembles and participating in international competitions. She has also served as co-chair of the Calgary Mayor’s Youth Council. Her academic interests include history and language. Mackenzie is the daughter of Peter Mackenzie and Marney Lutz of Calgary, Alberta.

 

Kenya

*Grace Kyende Kinoti will graduate this spring from the African Leadership Academy in Northcliff, South Africa, where she participates in the ALA’s Model African Union as the chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She also volunteers with AMREF’s Dagoretti Child in Need Project, teaching children, running discussion groups and helping plan fundraising events. Kinoti enjoys learning about economics and political science. She is the daughter of Kinoti Marete and Sophie Mutiso of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Nigeria

*Agnes Chinwe Ezekwesili will graduate this spring from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, where she founded and leads the Africa Club, planning speaking events and an annual celebration of diversity at her school. She is also a proctor in her dormitory and serves as a resource to students; participates in Model United Nations; and both plays and coaches basketball. Ezekwesili’s academic interests include global health and food science. She is the daughter of Nestor and Ogugua Ezekwesili of Abuja, Nigeria.

 

South Africa

*Grace Kyende Kinoti will graduate this spring from the African Leadership Academy in Northcliff, South Africa, where she participates in the ALA’s Model African Union as the chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She also volunteers with AMREF’s Dagoretti Child in Need Project, teaching children, running discussion groups and helping plan fundraising events. Kinoti enjoys learning about economics and political science. She is the daughter of Kinoti Marete and Sophie Mutiso of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

United Kingdom

Daniel C. Hirst will graduate this spring from Brentwood School in Brentwood, England, where he was captain of the school rugby team for the past five years. He is also a musician and trumpeter, serving as the head of the brass section in three orchestras and taking part in productions of Les Misérables and West Side Story. Hirst’s academic interests include mathematics and psychology. He is the son of Paul and Gill Hirst of Brentwood, England.

 

Uzorma Kafinyinfunoluwa Owete will graduate this spring from Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex, England, where he is vice captain of the basketball team, analyzing video of games and helping his teammates correct their mistakes. He also serves as head boy at Christ’s Hospital and volunteers with Community Action, among many other organizations. Owete enjoys learning about history, language and linguistics. He is the son of Bertram and Misi Owete of London, England.

 

Jack Elliot Turner graduated from Haileybury in Hertford, England, where he starred in three plays and also directed a production, leading more than 50 cast members in adapting Peter Pan. He also raised more than £3,000 for community projects in Vietnam; worked with outreach programs targeting youth gangs; and served as head of house for his boarding house. Turner’s academic interests include philosophy and linguistics. He is the son of Matthew Turner of Glasgow, Scotland, and Inez Van den Bril of Antwerp, Belgium.

 

For more information, visit http://www.moreheadcain.org or call the foundation at (919) 962-1201. Portraits of scholarship recipients can be downloaded at http://unc.photoshelter.com.

 

 

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About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 113 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel laureates – staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 308,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.

 

Morehead-Cain contact: Brendan Foley, (919) 442-1641, brendan@moreheadcain.org

Communications and Public Affairs contact: MC VanGraafeiland, (919) 962-7090, mc.vangraafeiland@unc.edu

 

 

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