In the Margins Involves Community in “Who Are You?” Project

Deven Kinney ’20 and Makayla Boxley ’20 were selected as this year’s Morehead-Cain scholarship nominees by faculty members and a group of college counselors, who will continue to work closely with the students throughout the rest of the application process.

Deven Kinney ’20 and Makayla Boxley ’20 were selected as this year’s Morehead-Cain scholarship nominees by faculty members and a group of college counselors, who will continue to work closely with the students throughout the rest of the application process.

According to its website, the Morehead-Cain scholarship “seeks driven, courageous, and inquisitive leaders eager to embrace new and unknown experiences.” Serving as the first merit scholarship curriculum established in the United States, the program offers four fully-funded years of enrollment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) and additional academic and extracurricular enrichment opportunities.

Reflecting on the opportunities that the scholarship provides, Kinney said, “I am especially excited about the international trip during summer as well as the internship opportunity. It is nice that the internship is provided in the final summer because it is a good segue to [a] career or postgraduate education.”

If selected, Kinney hopes to potentially enhance his passion for diversity through this program. He currently serves as the School’s co-president of Diversity Council and was an intern for the organization “Diversity Best Practices,” through which he conducted research and wrote reports on empathy training in the workplace and LGBTQ+ issues that were then sent to various companies. He is also a prefect in Boys Lower; president of Larries, Lawrenceville’s co-ed acapella group; and involved in the Fall Musical, Winterfest, and Spring Dance Concert. During his time at Lawrenceville, his contributions to the community have earned him awards including the Brown University Alumni Book Award Program and an Eglin Society Pin. “It is an honor that the School is putting a big opportunity in my hand,” Kinney said.

Expressing similar sentiments, Boxley said, “I hope to use the resources that would be afforded to me, the advisors that are there to support, and the students that I am there studying with to increase my knowledge about the world. I think that the more I see, the more I interact, and the more I learn, I can use those skills to help the people around me.”

Boxley currently serves as the Honor and Discipline Representative of Student Council. She is the anchor and executive producer of L10, the School’s 10-minute newscast, and a Ropes Course Instructor. If selected for the scholarship, Boxley would like to study political science and foreign relations. She is particularly interested in connecting with the alumni network at Morehead-Cain in order to further expand potential career options.

“I love the idea of being supported in my studies and that I’m not going at it alone. I think it’s motivating and encouraging to have special advisors who really hope to see my success,” Boxley said.

As out-of-state students, Kinney and Boxley will be notified if they are semifinalists on November 12, 2019.

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