to Four N.C. High School Students
Four Trinity Scholarships were awarded for the Class of 2016. Meet Duke Unversity’s newest Trinity Scholars:
Susan F. Beischer, George D. Beischer and Frances Hill Fox Trinity Scholarship - Camille Robbins of Wilmington, N.C.
The Susan F. Beischer, George D. Beischer and Frances Hill Fox Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Camille Marie Robbins, of Wilmington, N.C., a graduate of Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, and daughter of Susan and Martin Robbins. Along with being involved in the school’s French club and the National Honor Society, she is president of her school’s math team and the Science Olympiad team. She was a cheerleader on the school’s squad for three years at both the junior varsity and varsity level. Camille started the Literacy and Environmental Action Fellowship (LEAF), which is a club that collects used books and gives them to underprivileged students in New Hanover County. At Duke, Camille is looking forward to studying earth and ocean sciences and French. She also hopes to get involved in community service and a variety of new activities on campus.
Cassell/Saperstein Trinity Scholarship – Christopher Lee of Greensboro, N.C.
The Cassell/Saperstein Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Christopher Jung-Joon Lee of Greensboro, N.C., a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, and son of Kara and David Lee. Christopher became the first student in his school’s history to be admitted as a junior onto his school’s “We the People” Congressional Hearing Team. He helped the team win the state championship and secure a top ten standing at the national finals. Christopher has written a novella and a few short stories, for which he received a Gold Key Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition. He especially enjoys volunteering weekly as a tutor and playmate for local Burmese refugee children who reside in the Greensboro area. At Duke, Christopher is planning to study comparative literature and biology. Taking inspiration from doctors such as Sanjay Gupta and Abraham Verghese, Christopher hopes to combine his dual interests in medicine and literature by pursuing a career as both a physician and a writer.
David L. Maynard Family Trinity Scholarship – Elijah “Eli” Williams of Lexington, N.C.
The David L. Maynard Family Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Elijah “Eli” Richard Williams, of Lexington, N.C., a graduate of Central Davidson High School in Lexington, and son of Melody and Alan Williams. Elijah is a member of the school wind ensemble and he received all-county recognition along with the Director’s Award. He also serves as president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Elijah has been a member of the varsity cross-country team for four years, where he served as captain and was named an all-conference runner. He served as captain of the Quiz Bowl team and as president of the chess club. Elijah volunteers as a peer tutor at both the middle and high school levels in multiple subjects. He is the leader of Folding@Home, a simulated protein folding team, which donates computer processing power to aid in disease research. He is also a U.S. Congressional Award silver medalist. An Eagle Scout, Elijah held numerous leadership positions within his troop, including senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster. He is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the Scouting National Honor Society. At Duke, Elijah hopes to continue his pursuit of knowledge in computer science, learn a new language, join the juggling club, and be a vital part of the campus community.
Doris Stroupe Slane Trinity Scholarship – Mousa Alshanteer of Jamestown, N.C.
The Doris Stroupe Slane Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Mousa Abdullah Alshanteer of Jamestown, N.C., a graduate of High Point Central High School in High Point, and son of Hanadi G. and Abdullah M. Alshanteer. Mousa serves on the student council and co-founded the Student Advisory Board, where he has organized fundraising events for many campus organizations. He is the fundraising committee chairman for the ecology club and helped organize the construction of an outdoor classroom. At Duke, Mousa plans to double major in political science and biology. He would also like to write for the Chronicle, become a Cameron Crazie, join the Crazies Who Care, run with the Roadrunners, and get involved with service groups on campus.