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May 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the May 30, 2019 deadline.

The Park Class of 2019: Highlights

On Saturday, May 11, the 20th class of Park Scholars graduated. Adding to a vibrant network of more than 900 alumni, the Class of 2019 has embraced the program’s pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character since the beginning. Members of the Class of 2019 have been deeply engaged in the community. Together they investigated at-risk youth and the criminal justice system in North Carolina during their Learning Lab I trip and explored the challenging dynamic between political campaigns and
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Music and Access: The Class of 2019 Legacy

Park Scholars give back – this mindset is at the core of the program’s mission and culture. Park Scholars donate their time to charities at home and abroad, serve as community leaders, and strive to use their talents to benefit others. The senior class legacy, a way for graduating Park Scholars to give something back, has become a tradition over the program’s 23-year history. As their class legacy project, the Class of 2019 partnered with the Town of Clayton and
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April 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the April 1, 2019 deadline.

A Dream Takes Flight

Madison Maloney ’19 aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall. When aerospace engineering major Madison Maloney was planning spring break of her freshman year at NC State, she decided to take a chance: She sent an email to her hero and inspiration, NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch. Maloney was wondering whether, if she
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Brain Power

Ziad Ali ’19 aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The NC State senior heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. Like a lot of graduating seniors at NC State, Ziad Ali is looking to the future — but not just to commencement or his first job after college. He knows what he wants to accomplish decades from now, by the end
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February 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1, 2019 deadline.

Sam Shain ’19 leans into scholarship, leadership, service, and character

Scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These are the four pillars of the Park Scholarships program and is the foundation of our scholars’ experience at NC State. Students are encouraged to build upon these areas by exploring their inner desires and the world around them. Through Park Scholarships funding and guidance, Sam Shain ’19 has taken full advantage of this ideal. He has studied abroad in Germany, participated in a sustainable business strategy course at Harvard, took a gap semester to
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Adrian Teegarden ’19 puts her creative mind to work to protect our oceans

Adrian Teegarden ‘19 pushes herself beyond her comfort zone when it comes to exploring her interests in marine science fieldwork and art. Since she has started the Park Scholarships program, Teegarden has discovered a myriad of opportunities to combine these seemingly unrelated fields. First, she studied abroad in New Zealand the summer after her freshman year where she learned about sustainability and Kiwi culture. While there, Teegarden was inspired by the native Maori concept of “kaitiakitanga,” which can be translated
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