WCPS Students Honored as 2012 Carson Scholars
HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 9, 2012) – Seven students from Washington County Public Schools are being honored again as Recognized Scholars in the Carson Scholars Fund scholarship program and one student is receiving honors for the first time. Carson Scholars are students in grades 4 – 11 who have been chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships for their academic performance and service to community.
First-time Carson Scholar:
- Lindsey Draheim – Grade 5 – Pangborn Elementary School
2012 Recognized Scholars (multi-year recipients):
- Kaylee Adelsberger – Grade 7 – Springfield Middle School – 3 year recipient
- Jordon Edlund – Grade 10 – North Hagerstown High School – 4 year recipient
- Elizabeth Hawkins – Grade 9 – Boonsboro High School – 2 year recipient
- Abigail Jones – Grade 8 – Boonsboro Middle School – 4 year recipient
- Margaret Manspeaker – Grade 11 – North Hagerstown High School – 4 year recipient
- Nathaniel Parchment – Grade 11 – North Hagerstown High School – 5 year recipient
- Hope Wolford – Grade 10 – Williamsport High School – 2 year recipient
Dr. Benjamin Carson grew up in a challenging environment in a single-parent household with a childhood dream of becoming a doctor. His mother, with only a third grade education, challenged and supported her sons, and Benjamin Carson is now a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has also directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for more than 25 years.
The Carson Scholar program has been awarding scholarships totaling almost $2 million since 1996 to more than a thousand students across the country.