Neuse Charter School in Smithfield is proud to announce several nominations for prestigious scholarships within the 2021 graduating class.
Seniors Mason Schwartz and Sam Lee have been nominated for the Park Scholarship at NC State. Sam Lee has also been nominated for the Levine Scholarship at UNC-Charlotte. Seniors Taylor Wood and AJ Boyce have been nominated for the Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Each of these amazing scholarships offers full, four-year tuition, room and board, books and more.
Dr. Melissa Edwards, Superintendent at Neuse Charter said, “I’m so beyond proud of the NCS nominees for these highly-competitive and esteemed scholarships. The nominations speak to the integrity of our academic program and the strong work ethic of our students and staff.”
Neuse Charter is also proud to share that Mason Schwartz received the high honor of AP Scholar with Distinction for achieving a score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken and a score of 3 or higher on at least 5 AP exams. Neuse Charter is also proud of 2 Seniors, Delaney Harris and Lily McLamb, who achieved AP Scholar with Honors for achieving a score of 3.25 or higher on all AP exams taken and a score of 3 or higher on at least 4 AP exams. Five members of the Senior Class achieved AP Scholar for achieving a score of 3 or higher on at least 3 AP exams. They are Sarah Bazari, Mackenzie Bruner, Norri Dupree, Spencer Parker and Taylor Wood.
“Neuse Charter has been a great fit for our family and our children are thriving,” said Mason Schwartz’s mother, Robin Schwartz. “The excellent teachers, extra rigor and many options for AP classes have helped Mason rise to the occasion. We enjoy the smaller atmosphere where kids can’t fall under the radar and where they can play sports to help them be well rounded. All of this is helping with college applications and preparing him well for college and his future.”