Carolina Day School senior Konan Beke has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. With less than 6 percent of nominees advancing to this level, he is among a distinguished group of seniors across the nation. Only 125 students are chosen as finalists and 55 receive the scholarship.
Konan is the Student Body President and Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar, member of the National Honor Society, and recipient of the Yale Book Award. Konan was nominated by the school to attend NC Governor's School this past summer and the Hugh O' Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.
The Morehead-Cain Scholarship, established in 1945, is a four-year undergraduate scholarship that provides full funding, including tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books, a laptop, outdoor leadership, discovery funds for education opportunities and much more. The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is awarded based on four criteria: evidence of moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. Recipients of the scholarship are notified by March 6, 2015.
For more information about Carolina Day School, its pre-kindergarten through twelve independent day school program, call 828-274-0757 or visit carolinaday.org.