Cape Fear Academy is proud to announce Sylvia Atwood ’18 has been selected from thousands of applicants at Duke as one of 30 finalists for the Benjamin Duke Scholarship. It is among the most prestigious Duke Merit Scholarships awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, a commitment to community service, and potential for leadership. The award covers full tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for eight semesters at Duke, and is valued at over $280,000. The scholarship also includes service and leadership development activities and two summer programs, one in the Carolinas and one abroad, during the recipients’ undergraduate career at Duke. The scholarship was established by The Duke Endowment to honor Benjamin Newton Duke, one of the university’s founders.