Clubs Award Multiple Scholarships to Local High School Students

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Pictured from left to right are Cole Baldwin, second place winner of the Enactus business plan competition; Christina Drake, Enactus member; Hadley Mason, Enactus scholarship winner; Arielle Stratton, Enactus member; and Andrew Ricchini, Enactus club president.

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2013 – Three High Point Central students have an extra $1,000 for college, thanks to High Point University student organizations.

High Point Central junior, Hadley Mason, won a scholarship through the HPU Enactus Club’s business plan competition with a plan for a phone application. The application is designed to help buyers and designers find specific pieces of furniture during the High Point Market.

“I really enjoyed the competition,” said Hadley Mason, a junior at High Point Central High School and competition winner. “It taught me a lot about the challenges of creating a product.”

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DST sorority sisters surround scholarship winners Ariana Martin and Zeshan Bari.

“Our goal was to not only get students interested in a business degree, but to give them some realistic experience that they may not get in a classroom,” said Enactus member and student judge, Arielle

Stratton. “As a business student, I have noticed that I am more prepared for my college-level classes because I have participated in business plan competitions before.”

The other two scholarships were awarded to High Point Central seniors, Zeshan Bari and Ariana Martin, by HPU’s Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The students were chosen based off their academic achievement, leadership, community service and potential future impact on the High Point community after their college graduation.

“The Achievement Scholarship Ball was one of the most overwhelming and humbling experiences of my life,” said DST member Gabrielle Hunter. “Planning, executing and seeing how our chapter could make a difference in two students’ lives is something I will never forget.”

Both Bari and Martin have been accepted to UNC-Chapel Hill this fall, and aspire to become doctors.

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