Cary Academy senior Samuel P. Hines of Sanford and Chapel Hill High senior Sophia K. Kahm were selected to receive Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship.
The seniors were two of four who received the scholarships that covers tuition, fees, book rentals and room and board for four years based on the recipient maintaining a minimum 3.45 grade point average.
In addition, scholars receive $2,500 annually to pursue academic and service projects of their own conception. The incoming class will also take a week-long academic trip to Paris this August.
The Wilson Scholarship was established in 2013 with a $3 million gift from Brad and Carole Wilson of Raleigh, who are both 1975 graduates of the university. Brad Wilson is CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Carole Wilson is a member of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.
Samuel has been involved in many service and leadership activities at Cary Academy including the Gay-Straight Alliance, Students against Dangerous Decisions and participated in the National Student Leadership Conference.
Samuel’s parents are Eugene and Ava Hines of Sanford.
Sophia has been involved in organizations such as iNSIDEoUT, a non-profit organization for LGBTQ+ youth in North Carolina, and served as co-president of the Queer Straight Alliance. Sophia is also a member of the National Arts Honors Society.
Sophia’s parents are Kevin and Michelle Kahn of Chapel Hill.