UNC-Chapel Hill Old Well

The Old Well at UNC-Chapel Hill, with the South Building in the background.

CHAPEL HILL — Five high school seniors from Guilford County will enter UNC-Chapel Hill this fall on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious award.

Four of the local winners attend Guilford County public high schools. They are: Capri D’Souza, who lives in Oak Ridge and attends Northwest Guilford; Jack Dewey, who lives in Greensboro and attends Page High School; Olivia Romine, who lives in Greensboro and attends Grimsley; and Praveena Somasundaram, who lives in Oak Ridge and attends The Early College at Guilford in Greensboro.

The fifth Guilford County winner is Charlotte Dorn, who lives in High Point and attends Salem Academy in Winston-Salem.

Two Morehead-Cain scholars live and attend high school in Winston-Salem. They are Jaya Mishra of Mount Tabor High School and Fleet Wilson of R.J. Reynolds High School.

Alamance County had two winners: Bobby McQueen, a Burlington resident who attends the Burlington School; and Jenny Vazquez, who lives in Graham and attends Southern Alamance High School.

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The scholarship also pays for summer programs.

Next fall’s incoming class has 43 scholars from North Carolina and 36 more from other states and countries. The 79 scholars are the largest Morehead-Cain class in the program's history.

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