SALISBURY — Gunston School graduate Caroline Roser is among seven children of Perdue employees and independent contract farmers who were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
The awards are among 15 scholarships given this year. Winners were selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
Roser will take time to perform mission work through The World Race, a nine-month mission trip where she will be serving in South Africa, Ecuador, and Cambodia. In the fall of 2020, she will pursue a degree in medicine. She graduated from the Gunston School with an unweighted 4.0 grade point average and ranked first in her class.
Her honors and extracurricular activities include the National Honor Society, the high honor roll, member of the Student Government Association, Model United Nations and the Environmental Club. She was involved in numerous charitable events, including mission trips to Uganda and El Salvador and helping the homeless. Her career goal is to become a doctor and provide medical aid in poor areas around the world.
Also among this year’s winners were Jenna DeBerardinis, daughter of John “Jay” and Tammy DeBerardinis of Salisbury, Md.; Noelle Dennis, daughter of Kent Dennis of Willards, Md., and Beth Bell of Bishopville, Md.; Kelli Moreno, daughter of Terrence “Terry” and Kim Moreno of Hebron, Md.; Pritika Papali, daughter of Vimal and Bindu Papali of Salisbury, Md.; Makenzie Rush, daughter of Brian and Kimberly Rush of Eden, Md.; and Brady Smith, son of Holly Rawlinson of Fruitland, Md., and Jonathan Smith of Danville, Ill.