BY SLIGO ADVENTIST SCHOOL staff
Julius Semple-Dormer, a fourth grader
at Sligo Adventist School in Takoma Park, Maryland, was recently named a
2014 Carson Scholar. He is among 510 new scholars to receive the honor this
year. The Carson Scholars Fund is a national nonprofit organization named for
Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Chesapeake Conference member. The program
identifies and awards scholarships to students in grades 4-11 for their high
academic achievement and humanitarian activities with the goal of encouraging
them to prepare for and attend college. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA
of at least 3.75.
Semple-Dormer not only met the required GPA, he
also mentors younger students and founded his own nonprofit organization, Zees
Robot. This school year, Zees Robot will award one Sligo student a Kindle to
encourage higher-level thinking skills and foster a continual love for reading.
Semple-Dormer aspires to become a robotics engineer and use his talents to help
people in their daily life and to grow closer to God.
Last month Semple-Dormer; his parents Anton and
Yonnette Dormer; and Renee Humphreys, his principal, attended the fund’s 18th
annual awards banquet held in Baltimore. The young scholar was presented with a
trophy and a $1,000 check to be used toward his college education.
“We commend Julius on receiving this
prestigious award and look forward to seeing how God will continue to bless and
use him in the future,” said Humphreys.