Berryhill Students Win NCASFAA Scholarships

Scholarship Winners
CIS Site Coordinator Clay Freeman with his three 8th grade students who won STEM camp scholarships from NCASFAA.

Let’s give a HUGE shout-out to CIS Site Coordinator Clay Freeman and not one – not two – but THREE of his 8th grade students at Berryhill School K-8 who won summer camp scholarships for programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC A & T University! Mr. Freeman encouraged all of his 8th graders to apply for the STEM-related camps that will be held on college campuses this summer.

The NCASFAA (North Carolina Association of Financial Aid Administrators) was offering $1,000 scholarships that would cover the full cost of the week-long camps. Students had to write an essay about why they wanted to attend and how the camp would impact their learning. Berryhill’s science teacher, Elisabeth¬†Bennett, allowed Mr. Freeman to use class time for a couple of days to help students with their essays.

Winners include Neshmi Zapata and Brisa Sosa, who will attend UNC-Chapel Hill for a camp about YouTube and video production; and Ashley Medina, who will attend an engineering camp at NC A & T. What an opportunity for these students – and what an accomplishment to have three winners from one school!