A south Charlotte student was selected as a winner in the Carrousel Scholarship program from a group of 58 area high schools.
Samantha Forlenza, from South Mecklenburg High School, was the Carrousel Scholar 3rd Runner-Up. Judging was based on academic achievement, community involvement, poise and interview skills.
In conjunction with the Carrousel Scholarship program, Wingate University offered scholarships to six students, including south Charlotte’s Madison Ann Cheswick from East Mecklenburg High School.
Also announced at the ceremony were the winners of the Carrousel Music Scholarships, awarded to outstanding members of area high school marching bands. Elizabeth Barger from Providence High School was one recipient.