Kathryn Carter, Raleigh, N.C., graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School. She has been awarded the Westpoint Pepperell Centennial Scholarship and will study Fashion and Textile Management.

Being a Centennial Scholar means setting an example in leadership in every manner within the Wilson College of Textiles and NC State University Through the skills that I have acquired and will further acquire as a Centennial Scholar, I aim to lead other students to be academic scholars and good citizens within the community, in order to uphold the prestige of the Wilson College of Textiles within the global industry,” she says.

Kathryn has taken Advanced Placement courses, including world history, environmental science, English language and composition, English literature and composition, psychology, U.S. history, calculus, chemistry, human geography and Spanish. Kathryn participated in a variety of activities including Service Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, DECA, and was head editor on Broughton Latipac Yearbook Staff for two years. She has also volunteered at the Agua Viva Children’s Home in Guatemala for four summers. Kathryn enjoys lacrosse, basketball, singing and artistic calligraphy.

Kathryn looks forward to being a part of the Wilson College of Textiles which she notes was appealing to her because it has, “established a familial atmosphere among its students, faculty, and staff.” She also comments that she her decision to chose NC State was impacted because, “numerous employers recruit from the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State due to its excellence in academics, training students in job skills, and providing opportunities for students to get involved in the industry throughout their studies at the college.”

The North Carolina Textile Foundation in partnership with the Wilson College of Textiles has given me so much and I am excited for the opportunity to give back, through my involvement in various activities and by encouraging other students to reach their full academic potential,” she says.

Kathryn’s end goal is the promotion of economic opportunity via the global textile industry by means of fair trade. She says she plans to use the enrichment funds provided through the scholarship to help make her dreams a reality upon graduation.

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Written by Mary Margaret Lyle