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Morehead-Cain Scholarship semifinalists: Kenan Bateman, Emily Holway, and Dylan Penner were recently named semifinalists for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. They will participate in regional interviews in January. Modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship, the Morehead-Cain provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain's Summer Enrichment Program. Only 4 percent of each year's nominees are selected Morehead-Cain Scholars. High school seniors demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement from North Carolina and from select schools across the United States, Great Britain, Canada and various other countries are eligible for the prestigious scholarship.
Financial aid: The Financial Aid Workshop will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Chorus Room, Room 301. The presenter is from College Foundation in Raleigh; she will answer questions about the Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) and talk about different types of loans. The workshop is free, as are the financial aid application and processing. Parents and students are welcome.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program: Application deadline is Jan. 12 for a paid summer internship with selected nonprofit organizations and a weeklong all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., on July 17-22. For more information and to apply, visit www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders.
Golden Corral champs: The middle school girls' and boys' basketball teams were named champions at the Golden Corral Christmas Classic Dec. 3-4 at Covenant Day School. Each team has a 9-0 record so far this season. The girls defeated Charlotte Prep, 27-8, Carmel Christian, 39-15, and Covenant Day, 36-14, in the championship game. This is their second Golden Corral title in three years. The boys defeated Providence Day seventh grade, 33-9, Charlotte Country Day School, 48-32, and the Providence Day eighth-grade team in the finals, 52-29.