Nidhi Godthi, Cary, N.C., graduated from Cary High School. She has been awarded the Jeter and Phyllis Brawley Centennial Scholarship and will study Textile Engineering.

Nidhi has taken Advanced Placement courses, including chemistry, English language and composition, U.S. history, calculus, environmental science, biology, music theory, statistics, and English literature and composition. Nidhi participated in a variety of activities including National Honor Society, Girl Scouts, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, the Cary High School Improv Team, and Cary Applause Youth Theatre. She has also volunteered as a Youth Attorney for Capital Area Teen Court, with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, and earned her gold, silver and bronze awards for Girl Scouts. Nidhi enjoys playing piano, gymnastics and drama club.

Nidhi was accepted into NC State as an undecided engineering major and was unsure about which field she wanted to pursue. “After receiving the scholarship, I did more research on what previous Wilson College of Textiles graduates had done with a textile engineering degree. Now I am excited to further explore the textile industry through classes at the Wilson College of Textiles,” she says.

When asked what it means to be a Centennial Scholar, Nidhi said, “It means that I represent the Wilson College of Textiles and NC State University. This is an amazing opportunity and I will work to uphold the core values of both the Wilson College of Textiles and the university.”

She plans to take advantage of the opportunity to focus on classes and getting involved on campus rather than funding her education. “Since the Wilson College of Textiles is a small college, it will be easier to develop meaningful relationships with my professors and other students,” she says.

Nidhi looks forward to growing both personally and academically while attending the college.“I felt that attending the Wilson College of Textiles would expand my horizons instead of boxing myself in,” she says.

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Written by Mary Margaret Lyle