CPCC student named N.C. State University Park Scholar

last modified May 12, 2014 12:21 PM

Deirdre Clare, a soon-to-be graduate of CPCC’s Cato Middle College High School, is one of eight students from North Carolina to be named a 2014 N.C. State University Park Scholar.

The program honors approximately 40 high school seniors each year who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation and world.

Clare was one of 1,700 candidates selected by a panel of N.C. State University alumni, faculty and constituents. The scholarship funds the full cost of four years at N.C. State University, as well as summer enrichment opportunities, including undergraduate research and study abroad experiences.

As a student at Cato Middle College High School, Clare was editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, an induction committee member and historian of the school’s National Honor Society, and a member of the CPCC Student Government Association. During her “down time,” she tutored at 1-7 Academy, a Freedom School Zephyr.

Following graduation, she plans to major in environmental science at N.C. State University.

To view the list of N.C. student recipients, click here.

To learn more about the NC State University Park Scholarship, visit here.

For details on CPCC’s Cato Middle College High School, visit here.