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7 from area named Park Scholars

Seven high school seniors from the Charlotte region are among 44 Park Scholars named Friday by N.C. State University.

The Park Scholarships pay the full cost of attending N.C. State for four years, in addition to grants for undergraduate research and study abroad.

The scholarships were established in 1996 and named for the late Roy H. Park, a 1931 N.C. State alumnus who created the charitable Park Foundation, which has provided more than $70 million to fund the scholarships.

This year’s group of winners includes:

•  Kyle Samuel Bingham, Forest City Chase High School: Son of Linda and Samuel Bingham of Rutherfordton. Captain of the Quiz Bowl team and designed a drip-irrigated garden for his graduation project. Plans to major in engineering.

•  Colton David Bradley, South Iredell High School: Son of Deb and Jim Bradley of Mooresville. President of the Beta Club and National Honor Society member. Awarded a State Department grant to study Arabic in Morocco. Plans to major in civil engineering.

•  Jennifer Marie Frix, East Lincoln High School: Daughter of Susan and Glen Frix of Denver. Vice president of the Student Government Association and co-captain of the tennis team. Plans to major in mechanical engineering.

•  Catherine Joan Harward, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day School: Daughter of Patty and Marcus Harward of Richfield. Student body president and captain of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Plans to major in animal science.

•  Alexander Kostick Kim, Charlotte Country Day School: Son of Dina and Allen Kim of Charlotte. Co-founder and leader of the school drumline and captain of the cross-country team. Volunteers with the Symphony Guild of Charlotte and Community School of the Arts. Plans to major in chemical engineering.

•  Meredith Harmon Mason, East Rutherford High School: Daughter of Janet and Rick Mason of Forest City. Key Club president and mentor in the Jumpstart program. Plans to pursue a career in education or medicine.

•  Jasmine Kathryn Scheitler, Gastonia Highland Tech: Daughter of Marlo and John Scheitler of Gastonia. Vice president of the Technology Students of America and a middle school tutor. Plans to major in marine sciences.

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