Pinecrest student awarded prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Pinecrest High School senior Sarah Archer was recently awarded a Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation announced Archer as a member of its class of 2028.

Archer joins 72 other scholars as a thriving cohort of thinkers, leaders, creators, and adventurers at UNC-Chapel Hill, empowered to set their potential free. 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.

Archer will graduate in a few weeks from Pinecrest High School, where she held notable positions, serving twice as class secretary and as president of the Pinecrest speech and debate team. Sarah’s achievements in speech and debate include being a two-time state champion in Declamation and achieving runner-up positions in both Original Oratory and Impromptu speaking during her junior year.

Additionally, she has showcased her athletic prowess as a tri-sport athlete in cross country, soccer, and track and field.

In the summer of 2023, Sarah participated in the North Carolina Governor’s School, a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

Outside of her academic and extracurricular pursuits, Sarah enjoys reading rom-coms, singing in her living room, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is the daughter of Claudia and Ron Archer of Pinehurst.

Sarah is interested in studying public policy and global studies at Carolina. 

“I hope to open a library in my mother’s hometown in Colombia because there is no public library there … yet!” said Sarah in a news release.

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