Chapel Hill/Carrboro Peacemaking Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each have been awarded to Jocelyn Buckley and Kate Wood, seniors at Carrboro High School.
These scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors who live or go to school in Chapel Hill or Carrboro and have career goals that relate to non-violent conflict resolution, global community, social justice, ecology, and/or population.
Jocelyn was co-founder and president of the Women’s Rights Advocacy Club, founder and president of the Sustainability Club, and editor and writer for the school paper. Other activities included National Honor Society, Young Life bible study, and an internship at the Environmental Protection Agency. She did volunteer work at Carolina Meadows, voter registration, the Sanders campaign, the sustainability committee, and NC Sweep trash pickup.
Jocelyn plans to attend George Washington University to major in international politics.Her career plans include law and diplomacy.
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Kate was high school youth representative on the board of Mission 1:27, an organization that supports an orphanage in Russia for children with special needs. She went to Russia with this group six times, co-leading one trip, and was co-founder of a project that raised $30,000 for these children. She was also on the District Superintendent’s student advisory council.
Kate plans to attend Dartmouth College, studying sociology, religion and Spanish.