Seven Lakes Family Dentistry announced a Union Pines High School student as the winner of its second annual scholarship, as well as two finalists.
Maggie Nail, a senior at Union Pines, will receive a $1,000 award, while finalists Benjamin Bowbliss of Union Pines and Samuel Shutt of Pinecrest will both receive $500.
Nail has excelled in the classroom throughout her high school career. Ranked second in her class at Union Pines, Nail is a devoted student and her outstanding character hasn’t gone unnoticed. One of her teachers described Maggie as “one of the most memorable and outstanding students I have encountered in my nearly 20 years as a high school educator.”
Nail also thrives on campus by participating and holding leadership positions in several clubs and activities. This past year, she was president of the Leadership Excellence Opportunity (LEO) Club, an officer of Future Teachers of America, and a member of Defendants United Club and National Honor Society. Her dedication to academics earned Nail the AP Scholar award, a spot in the North Carolina Governor’s School, as well as three exemplary student awards in Honors World History, English and Spanish.
Nail will attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall where she plans to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
Like Nail, Bowbliss is also an active student at Union Pines. A three-sport varsity athlete, Bowbliss was captain of both the football and basketball teams and ran track. He served as an officer in National Honor Society, was a Moore County Leadership Delegate and participated in LEO Club. On top of his extracurricular activities, he will graduate in the top 15 percent of his class. In the fall, he will attend UNC Charlotte where he plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Shutt, ranked seventh in his class at Pinecrest, is…