These 20 high school seniors are receiving full-ride scholarships to UNC Charlotte

LaVendrick Smith, The Charlotte Observer

A group of 20 high school seniors were announced as members of UNC Charlotte's Levine Scholars Program. The scholarship program awards each student with a full-ride scholarship to the school. Observer Archive

A new group of high school seniors have been accepted to UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program.

Twenty recipients will get the full-ride scholarship, and the group includes 12 students from North Carolina, the university announced.

The Levine Scholars Program, created by Sandra and Leon Levine in 2009, provides a full four-year scholarship and summer leadership experiences for about 20 high school graduates each year. The value is estimated at $105,000 for North Carolina residents and $155,000 for out-of-state students.

North Carolina recipients

Joshua David Blackman, Fayetteville, Terry Sanford Senior High School

Larry Wilson Britt, Asheboro, Asheboro High School

Robert Patrick Byrd, Bahama, J.D. Clement Early College High School

Crista Nicole Cali, Brevard, Brevard Senior High School

Olivia Marie Gregson, Siler City, Jordan Matthews High School

Rachel Lynn Hayes, Raleigh, Wake Early College of Health and Science

Cade Gardner Mack, Jacksonville, Jacksonville High School

Yara Mahmoud, Wake Forest, Franklin Academy

Lauren Janelle Martin, Harrisburg, Hickory Ridge High School

Miles Jennings Shen, Albermarle, Stanly Early College High School

Jacob Brock Snyder, Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount Senior High School

Danielle Renee Walden, Rocky Mount, Nash Central High School

Out-of-State recipients

Eamon O’Toole Freiburger, Lagrangeville, NY, Arlington Senior High School

Lena Marie Ilagan, Lexington, KY, Henry Clay High School

Jasmin Anabella Pitcher, Cape Town, South Africa, Hout Bay International School

Aaron Shamsy Raye, Frisco, TX, Lone Star High School

Niyathi Sulkunte, Germantown, MD, Seneca Valley High School

Annie Ren-Lin Sung, East Lansing, MI, East Lansing High School

Kevin Tan, Great Neck, NY, Great Neck South High School

Ezekiel Quincy Alexander Van Dehy, Lafayette, CO, Peak To Peak Charter School


Lavendrick Smith writes for The Charlotte Observer, where this article originally ran.