Matthews students named Merit Scholars
Several Matthews students were recently named winners in the third round of the National Merit Scholarship program.
These college-sponsored scholarships provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution that awarded the scholarship. Earlier this spring, winners of corporate–sponsored Merit Scholarships and National Merit $2,500 Scholarships were announced.
The following Matthews students were named winners of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships:
Caroline Bowes, Butler High School
Katharine Domitrovich, Charlotte Latin School
Brendan Fletcher, homeschool
Kacie Watson, Northwest School of the Arts
Blood drive could equal college scholarship
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will kick-off its Students Saving Summer Scholarship program Friday, June 1, to encourage students to host blood drives for a $1,000 scholarship.
CBCC is a nonprofit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 21 regional hospitals. The program asks area high school and college students to hold blood drives between June 1 and Sept. 30. Participants should select a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood to be eligible for scholarships. Each participant will be paired with a CBCC representative who will advise and assist with the project.
The five students who hold the top-producing blood drives will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.
For more information or to register for the program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providence Naval cadets honored
Navy JROTC cadets at Providence High School were honored last week when U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy gave them the Naval Unit of Achievement Award for North and South Carolina.
Vice Admiral McCoy manages operations of the Navy’s fleet of ships and is a high-ranking member of the Navy. The award, which McCoy gave during a ceremony at the school May 16, recognizes the most improved NJROTC programs. Providence High also is in the running for a national
McCoy also talked with students about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.
Covenant Day student heads to Harvard
Lane Baker, a senior at Covenant Day School, will attend Harvard University this fall, the first student from Covenant Day to receive acceptance to the school and the second student to attend an Ivy League school.
Covenant Day’s high school opened its doors in 2006. Lane was recognized as a National Silver Medal winner in 2009 at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his short story “Lindisfarne.” He is an outstanding artist and has illustrated cartoons for Charlotte Mecklenburg Green Invaders and is involved with the community, specifically as an Alexander Youth Network Volunteer.
Lane is the son of Barry and Alison Baker.