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DCS Students Earn Scholarships and Opportunities to Further Education

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- June 7, 2019- Eight seniors have been awarded scholarships and opportunities that will likely fully fund each of their college educations.

Itzel Montes-Ruiz, graduate of Duplin Early College High School, along with Manuel Montalvo Garcia and Nicole Garcia Cortez, both of North Duplin Jr./Sr. High School and Claudia Rose Batts of Wallace-Rose Hill High School, received the Carolina Covenant Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill.  This is a need-based and merit-based financial aid package that covers all tuition, fees, room and board costs beyond what is offered in federal financial aid.

Jenny Molina Guzman from North Duplin Jr./Sr. High School and Elian Baltazar Chavez from James Kenan High School both received the QuestBridge National College Match scholarship.  Jenny will attend Amherst College and Elian will attend the University of Chicago. This process helps outstanding economically eligible high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nations' most selective colleges.

Jaschia Hall received the Cheatham-White Scholarship from North Carolina Central University and looks forward to attending after graduation from East Duplin High School.  In addition to all tuition, fees, room and board costs being covered, this scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study.

Graham Hanchey will join the prestigious Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University after graduating from Wallace-Rose Hill High School.  This program, since inception in 2008, has grown into a comprehensive student development program designed to develop scholars into leaders within the STEM and/or education-related fields.

Congratulations to these students!

Itzel UNC Scholarship     Manual UNC Scholarship     Nicole UNC Scholarship

          Itzel Montes-Ruiz                            Manuel Montalvo Garcia                                    Nicole Garcia Cortez


     Claudia Batts Scholarship     Jenny Questbridge Scholarship    Elian Questbridge Scholarship

    Claudia Rose Batts                  Jenny Molina Guzman                               Elian Baltazar Chavez

                            Jaschia Hall Scholarship                             Graham Hanchey

                                     Jaschia Hall                                            Graham Hanchey