Horatio Alger scholarships applaud ‘strength of character’

November 3, 2013 

Two local students were among the winners of the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship this year.

Emelen Clemmons, a student at Cary Academy, and Julia E. Meder, who attended Sanderson High School in Raleigh, each received $5,000 scholarships for college. They also have access to housing, support services and further financial aid through the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

The 13 winners statewide were chosen based on their commitment to education, community service and “strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence,” according to a press release from the association.

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