Senior Jenesis Duran won the UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship, a first for a Washington Latin student. The award includes a full ride to the college, including tuition, room, board, books, laptop, and supplies, and also includes funding for four summer experiences in the areas of outdoor leadership, public service, inquiry and exploration, and private enterprise. Duran had to submit her application for the scholarship and to UNC for admission back in October before all of her other peers were submitting applications and then go through a series of online, recorded interviews, and this past week, was flown to NC to complete her final interviews on campus. The scholarship committee looks for scholarship, leadership, character, and physical vigor. Though the number varies from year to year, an average of 60 scholarships are awarded annually, and just over half of them each year go to NC residents. Duran is active in Model U.N., and traveled to Switzerland in 2014 to complete scientific research after winning an award at the D.C. STEM fair her freshman year.