Local student selected as Mars Hill College honor scholar

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2005

Joseph Quattlebaum of Suffolk has been selected to participate in the Mars Hill College Honor Scholars Program. Honor Scholars are the student leaders at Mars Hill College. They are expected to excel academically; to demonstrate responsible citizenship through service learning; and to be leaders in the classroom, on the playing field, within student organizations, and in the community.

To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.3 high school grade point average and score at least 1050 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT. While at Mars Hill College, Honor Scholars must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA, participate in at least 35 hours of service-learning activities each semester, and attend retreats and seminars which build a sense of community and help the Scholars develop leadership skills.

Mars Hill College, an academic community rooted in the Christian faith, challenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth that is: grounded in a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts; connected with the world of work; and committed to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world. Founded in 1856, the college will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2006. The campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville, NC. www.mhc.edu http://www.mhc.edu/ 1-866-MHC-4-YOU.

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