Margaret Shinn – from Charlotte, NC graduated from Myers Park High School. Margaret has been awarded the North Carolina Textile Foundation Alan Dickson Centennial Scholarship to study in a textile degree program at NC State. Margaret took International Baccalaureate courses, including Visual Art, English, History and Spanish. She specifically enjoyed Spanish V and Spanish VI courses because they allowed her to gain an appreciation for linguistic intent, including motive, humor, irony, and sarcasm. These upper-level courses allowed her to master mechanics so she can pursue comfort and security in a variety of places and have the ability to reach other humans through communication. Based on her academic excellence and success outside of the classroom, Margaret won the Salem College Book Award, and was inducted into the National Art Honor Society and the International Music Honor Society. She was the Drum Major for her high school marching band, as well as sings in the choir and plays hand bells for Providence United Methodist Church. She participated in service activities in her community including volunteering for the Room in the Inn program, packing meals through Stop Hunger Now, and earning her Girl Scout Silver Award by distributing art supplies through a network of homeless shelters. Margaret intends to study Fashion and Textile Design with a Textile Design concentration, while pursuing a minor or double major in Spanish.