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The Morehead-Cain Foundation announced that Providence Day (PD) senior Cassandra (Cassie) Miller is part of their newest class of scholars to begin their undergraduate journey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill).

The seventy-three scholars represent twenty-four North Carolina counties, seventeen U.S. states and territories (including North Carolina), and eight countries. In addition to a fully funded undergraduate scholarship to one of the nation’s foremost public research universities, scholars gain access to a network of peers and mentors, challenging internships and summer experiences, and an opportunity to travel the world.

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Cassie will graduate from PD this spring with an additional diploma in global studies. She serves as co-leader of the New Student Advisory Board, co-leader of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, and co-leader of the Global Studies Diploma Student Leadership Team. Cassie is a recognizable face on campus, having orchestrated and facilitated various community events such as an identity walk, a queer-themed movie night, and the annual new student orientation.

She also took part in numerous theatrical performances and served as a theater camp counselor and choreographer during the summers. Additionally, she dedicates her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters, a service club through which she mentors a third-grade student at a local elementary school. Cassie is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Cum Laude Society, and has earned the Spanish Seal of Biliteracy. In the summer of 2023, she attended the North Carolina Governor’s School for English. At Carolina, she hopes to double major in history and women’s and gender studies and minor in social and economic justice.

The process of selecting the new class involves months of application review, virtual and in-person selection meetings, and semifinalist interviews leveraging the expertise of Foundation staff, a corps of professional readers, and hundreds of alumni interviewers and volunteer evaluators. Candidates enter the process via nomination, either from their school or their own.