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Celebrating the Future and Past

BN Scholars' annual toast at the Benjamin N.Duke statue

The Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship program family gathered around the statue of the scholarship’s names sake to celebrate the end of one academic year and the beginning of the next. Congratulations are in order to B.N. Duke graduates as well as to the incoming Class of 2017 B.N. Duke Scholars.


Welcome our new scholars:



— John Victor Sena Alencar of Columbia, S.C., a graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, and son of Ana Karina and Tom Alencar;

— Logan Nicole Beyer of New Bern, N.C., a graduate of Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, N.C., and daughter of Kristin Blevins Beyer and Jay Beyer;

— Margaret Louise Booz of Winston-Salem, N.C., a graduate of Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, and daughter of Deborah and Mark Booz;

— Chuckwuma Nnanyelu Eruchalu of Charlotte, N.C., a graduate of Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, and son of Adaora and Obinna Eruchalu;

— Rachel Anne Glenn of Wilmington, N.C., a graduate of Isaac Bear Early College High School in Wilmington, and daughter of Teresa Lambe and Jeffrey Glenn;

— Kristen Michele Larson of Goldsboro, N.C., a graduate of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, N.C., and daughter of Michele and Robert Larson;

— Bruna Meira de Vasconcelos Liborio of Concord, N.C., a graduate of Canon School in Concord, and daughter of Ariane Meira de Vasconcelos Liborio and Casimiro Jose de Sa Liborio;

— Tanner John Lockhead of Durham, N.C., a graduate of Charles E. Jordan Senior High School in Durham, and son of Julia and John Lockhead;

— Meghana Vakkalanka Rao of Florence, S.C., a graduate of Wilson High School in Florence, and daughter of Padmaja and Sreenivas Rao;

— Laura Katherine Winn of Stoneville, N.C., a graduate of John Motley Morehead High School in Eden, N.C., and the daughter of Janet and David Winn.

For more information read this Duke Today article.


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