Salem Carriker, daughter of Phillip and Mary Carriker of Huntersville, N.C., is a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Science Olympiad and was secretary of the Key Club. She played soccer and the viola, was involved in church and youth-group activities and volunteered at a local free clinic and at Discovery Place. Carriker plans to study anthropology and biology.
Cockrell, son of Andy and Keven Cockrell of Julian, N.C., is a graduate of Southeast Guilford High School, where he was valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and president of the Student Government Association, Junior Civitans, the National Honor Society and the Yoga Club. Cockrell plans to study marine science and film.
Cameron Cox, son of William and Mary Cox of Richmond, Va., is a graduate of Douglas Freeman High School, where he was a National Merit finalist, principal’s scholar, superintendent’s scholar, secretary of the Key Club and ESL tutor and volunteered for Refugee and Immigration Services and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Cox plans on majoring in international studies.
Brendan Croom, son of Phillip Croom and Sharon Sengelaub of Louisville, Ky., is a graduate of DuPont Manual High School, where he was a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Academic WorldQuest, national champion and Eagle Scout and received seven letters as captain of cross country and track and field. Croom plans on studying mechanical engineering and Spanish.
Megan Early, daughter of John and Michele Early of Charlotte, N.C., is a graduate of Myers Park High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and editor-in-chief of the yearbook. A two-time winner of the Mustang Award, she was co-captain of the tennis team, three-time varsity tennis letterman and a member of the state championship tennis team. Early plans to pursue a degree in international business.