High school graduates receive scholarships for UNC and Duke

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

Twenty-nine high school graduates have become Robertson scholars and received scholarships for either UNC Chapel Hill or Duke University.

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to transform society in some way, according to a UNC news release. This year's class represents 12 states and six countries.

The program was created in 2000 through a $24-million gift from Julian Robertson, a 1955 graduate of UNC, and his wife, Josie. They were inspired by their sons - One graduated from Duke in 1998 and the other from UNC in 2001.

Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Hunter Baehren, Toledo, Ohio (Sylvania Southview High School)

Brent Comstock, Auburn, Neb.  (Auburn Senior High School)

Mark Dawson, Madison, Miss. (Madison Central High School)

Kassra Homaifar, Greensboro, N.C. (Grimsley High School)

Shafali Jalota, Silver Spring, Md.  (National Cathedral School)

Frank Jiang, Edison, N.J. (John P. Stevens High School)

Monique LaBorde, Hendersonville, N.C. (Hendersonville High School)

Jaclyn Lee, Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park High School)

Jacob Oliffe, Strathfield, Australia (Trinity Grammar School)

Sumeet Patwardhan, Chandler, Ariz. (Corona del Sol High School)

Arjun Raghavan, Chapel Hill, N.C.  (Chapel Hill High School)

David Spratte, Decatur, Ga.  (Saint Pius X Catholic High School)

Nate Wagner, Princeton, N.J. (Mercer Hill Academy)

Savannah Wooten, Chandler, Ariz. (Corona del Sol High School)

 

Scholars at Duke University:

Graham Adeson, London, England (Harrow School)

Chinyere Amanze, Baltimore, Md. (Bryn Mawr School for Girls)

Mark Botterill, London, England (St. Paul’s School for Boys)

Maya Durvasula*, Albuquerque, N.M. (Albuquerque Academy)

Rachel Freedman, Apex, N.C. (Enhanced Learning School)

Nicholas Johnston, Wollstonecraft, Australia (Sydney Church of England Grammar School)

Kasper Kubica, South Ogden, Utah (West High School)

Tierney Maray, Maroubra, Australia (St. Clare’s College Waverley)

Charlotte McKay, Timaru, New Zealand (Timaru Girls’ High School)

Anna Mukamal, Cary, N.C.  (Cary Academy)

Sanmi Oyenuga, Obafemi Owode, Nigeria (African Leadership Academy)

Sofia Stafford, New York, N.Y. (The Hewitt School)

Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi, Wadestown, New Zealand (Wellington College)

Elle Wilson, Chevy Chase, Md.  (Episcopal High School)

Muna Yussuf, Nairobi, Kenya (African Leadership Academy)

*will defer for a year and join the program in 2014

For more information about the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, visit www.robertsonscholars.org.