4/24/16 Two named Morehead scholars

Two named Morehead scholars
The Times-News 4/24/16  
Reprinted with permission.


   Two Alamance County students, both from Western Alamance High School, are among 75 new Morehead scholars named Friday.

   The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as summer enrichment programs.

   Samuel Sumner Lowe will graduate this spring from Western. There, he founded a summer science camp for underprivileged and at-risk children and developed its curriculum. He is also a musician and co-founded the duo Brother Delta. He once organized a charity concert that raised more than $7,000 for Sustainable Alamance. His academic interests include physics and political science. He is the son of Beth and Ed Lowe II of Elon.

   Megan Elizabeth Miller also will graduate this spring from Western. There, she is the director of Girls of Love, a program that has raised more than $25,000 for income-generation projects in Nepal. She also has a patent pending on an invention that reduces drag on tractor-trailers, is a member of the planning committee for the Shelton Leadership    Challenge, and is captain and co-captain of the varsity tennis and soccer teams respectively. Her academic interests include public health and comparative literature. She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Miller of Elon, and younger sister of Meredith Miller, a 2013 Western graduate who also was a Morehead scholar.

   Lowe and Miller join 36 other students from North Carolina, 26 from other states, and 11 from other nations in the Morehead-Cain class of 2020.

   Selection criteria are leadership, academic achievement, moral force of character and physical vigor. Recipients are chosen solely on the basis of merit and accomplishment. More than 200 Morehead-Cain Scholars study at UNC-CH.