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Wayne Christian’s Kendall Leigh Receives Prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship

WCS Senior Kendall Leigh spent the last few months applying and interviewing for the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kendall had recently qualified as a finalist for the scholarship.

The Morehead-Cain scholarship provides a fully funded educational experience for students of the highest caliber at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.

The selection process for the Morehead-Cain is extremely rigorous, with only three percent of each year’s nominees selected as 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. Criteria for selection are:

  • Moral force of character

  • Leadership

  • Physical vigor

  • Scholarship

Kendall announced on March 5th that she had indeed received the scholarship!! Congratulations Kendall.


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