Gray Stone Day School recently announced that Hunter Latimer has accepted the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill.
Criteria for selection includes Scholarship, Leadership, Moral Force of Character and Physical Vigor. Recipients receive a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer enrichment experiences involving public service, international research and private enterprise opportunities.
Morehead-Cain nominees hail from across North Carolina, the United States and internationally. Less than 4 percent of all nominees ultimately receive the scholarship, making the Morehead-Cain one of the most competitive merit scholarships in the country.
Hunter is the daughter of Harrison and Carol (Pittman) Latimer of Salisbury, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Jane Pittman and the late John B. Pittman of Rockingham, and Mr. and Mrs. John Latimer of Chapel Hill. She is senior president of the student council and captain of the track, indoor track and cross-country teams.
Hunter is a National Merit Commended Student, an AP Scholar, and member of both the National and Spanish Honor Societies. She is an active member of her church youth group and a volunteer for the Rowan Youth Services Bureau, where she works with at-risk teenagers.