Community Notes

June 2, 2012 

Apex resident awarded scholarship to N.C. State University

Kelly Bates of Apex has been awarded one of only nine North Carolina Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarships to study in a textile degree program at N.C. State University.

The centennial scholarship is the largest college-based scholarship offered at N.C. State University and is valued at nearly $50,000. As a part of this scholarship, Bates will have access to $7,500 in enrichment funds for educational and cultural activities beyond the classroom, such as study abroad, career exploration trips and attending leadership conferences.

Bates will graduate from the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1842 and has completed the Gold Award.

Students win National Merit Scholarships

More than 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities have been announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution, financing the scholarship.

Here’s a list of the winners in our area:

•  Diana Dayal of Apex, Enloe Magnet High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Shannon E. Houck of Apex, N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, will attend the University of Richmond.

•  Alyssa D. Luck of Apex, Middle Creek High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Elizabeth A. Porter of Apex, Enloe Magnet High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Matthew J. Fay of Cary, Athens Drive High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Nathan A. Guerin of Cary, Apex High School, will attend Northeastern University.

•  Deborah L. Kiserow of Cary, Panther Creek High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Megan L. McKay of Cary, Cary Academy, will attend the University of Rochester.

• Maxwell J. Molander of Cary, Cary High School, will attend the University of Miami.

•  Tyler E. Powell of Cary, Cary Academy, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Meera V. Ramshankar of Cary, Raleigh Charter High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Rachel A. Smoak of Cary, Enloe Magnet High School, will attend the University of South Carolina.

•  Eric Swartz of Cary, Apex High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

• James C. Stevens of Fuquay-Varina, Enloe Magnet High School, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

•  Mitchell Scott Brady of Holly Springs, Holly Springs High School, will attend the University of Minnesota.

Local student named Eastman Scholar

Logan Moore has been named an Eastman Scholar at Appalachian State University based on GPA and an interview. The scholarship also includes a summer internship at the Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn.

Moore is the son of Allen and Tammy Moore of Cary and a graduate of Apex High School.

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak

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