CFA Scholars: Merit Award Recipients Selected
CFA congratulates the 44 students, grades 5-11, who applied to the 2016-17 CFA Scholars Program. This program awards a Middle School and an Upper School recipient a one year merit scholarship for 25% of tuition. This year’s applicants offered a bounty of achievement – as evidenced by grade point averages well above 4.0, high test scores, outstanding teacher recommendation scores, and demonstration of distinct talents and experiences in athletics, the arts, service and leadership.
Among that strong field of candidates, the selection committee congratulates the 2016-17 recipients:
Middle School – Jagger Van Vliet
Upper School – PJ (Phyllis) Middleton
Jagger Van Vliet, a rising 6th grader, has attended Cape Fear Academy since 2009 and enriches our school in many ways, including serving as LSSGA President and as a Student Ambassador. He was the recent winner of CFA’s Geography Bee, a straight A student, a performer in LS shows and a helper in campus clean-ups, as well as a variety of off-campus service projects. In addition to his academic dedication, Jagger’s authentic leadership, caring and positive role model are notable. While not yet eligible to participate on CFA teams, he is active in several competitive and recreational sports.
PJ Middleton, a rising senior, has attended Cape Fear Academy since 2006 and typifies the healthily balanced scholar-athlete-artist model. A member of the National Honor Society and a Governor’s School nominee, she maintains a stellar GPA with all AP and Honors courses, while serving as captain on varsity cheer, and playing varsity lacrosse and tennis. In the arts, she writes a blog, has helped costume an Upper School play, is a section editor on The Hurricane newspaper and is junior editor of The Shoreline yearbook. PJ is a member of the Judiciary Council, and attended the Youth in Government Conference and Rotary’s Youth Leadership Awards conference. She participates in the Beta Club and founded the Helping Hands Club, both of which account for many of her community service projects.
At at later date, additional students will be named CFA Scholars as part of an external search.