McDaniel College announced that Mable Buchanan, a senior at North Carroll High School, will be among the four students in the inaugural Dorsey Scholars Program at McDaniel College this fall. The scholarship, the highest academic honor at the college, includes full tuition, and room and board for four years — a value of more than $180,000.
Buchanan had a 4.0 GPA at North Carroll and was a member of the National Honor Society. A drum major and section leader, she also performed in the pit orchestra, wind ensembles and chorus, according to a release from McDaniel. She plays the clarinet and is learning to play the guitar and keyboards.
She has also written and directed her own play and helped form a drama club at Hampstead Elementary School. She was awarded a Silver Key from the state of Maryland in poetry and was a recipient of the Scholastic Alliance of Young Artists and Writers award her junior year.
Dorsey Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA and live on campus all four years.