April 13, 2020
Junior named 2020 Carson Scholar
Upper St. Clair High School junior Morgan Meddings was recently selected as a 2020 Carson Scholar.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners, named Carson Scholars, are awarded a medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.
Nominated by School Counselor Thomas Marquis, Morgan is an active member of the Upper St. Clair High School community. She supports her classmates as a Natural Helper and Junior Mentor. She is a member of the mock trial team, Ski Club, National Honor Society, and Best Buddies, for which she was recently named president for the 2020-21 school year. Morgan served as the head of costumes for the spring musical. A participant in the high school’s Leadership Academy, she is one of eight juniors selected to travel to Belize this summer to teach elementary students. In addition, she competes on the cross country and track teams.
Beyond her school involvement, Morgan is active within the greater community. For the last six years, she had been in charge of the Christmas cookie drive for the Little Sisters of the Poor. She also serves as a religion education mentor for children with special needs and a summer camp counselor at Camp AIM.
According to the Carson Scholars website, “It is a great honor to be nominated by your school for such an award…This year’s applications beautifully represented and showcased the definition of academic excellence and its many forms.”
Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Click here to view a list of all 2020 Carson Scholars.