Local student awarded CEM scholarship

Amanda Hu, a student at Providence High School, was recently announced as the CEM Corporation’s 2012 Stacey Palasek Memorial Scholarship winner.

The corporation, which specializes in scientific solutions for critical laboratory applications, established the $5,000 scholarship to assist young women from Mecklenburg and Union counties who plan to major in one of the sciences, have a good academic record, excellent character and leadership qualities.

Amanda graduated with a 5.1887 GPA and was valedictorian of her class. She was a member of the French and math honor societies and the National Honor Society, and participated in various leadership roles at Providence. She will attend the University of Pennsylvania to study biology.

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