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RALEIGH — Two high school seniors from Greensboro have been awarded N.C. State University's top academic scholarship.

N.C. State on Friday announced its new class of Park Scholars, who will enter the university in the fall.

The two winners from Greensboro are Daniel Carter Hutchinson-Kausch of Grimsley High School and Nehemiah Isaiah MacDonald of Western Guilford High School.

Hutchinson-Kausch is co-president of Grimsley's Model United Nations, president of the school's Ultimate Frisbee Club and an Eagle Scout. He plans to major in materials engineering at N.C. State. He's the son of Gerald Hutchinson and Leslie Kausch.

MacDonald is president of the National Honor Society at Western Guilford, serves on the executive council of Youth Leadership Greensboro and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. He plans to study biomedical engineering. He's the son of William and Victoria MacDonald.

The Park Scholarships cover four years of undergraduate study at N.C. State and are valued at $110,000 for North Carolina residents. Park Scholars also can receive grants to conduct research and study abroad.

Twenty-five members of the new class of Park Scholars come from North Carolina. The rest come from 12 other U.S. states. Park Scholars are selected, according to a news release, on their "outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character."

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