05/01/12 Culver Academies senior Channing “Jack” Mitzell has been awarded a Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. Mitzell is Culver’s 46th recipient and the first since 2006. He is the son of Channing and Sallie Jo Mitzell, of Westfield, Ind.

Mitzell served as Culver Military Academy regimental commander during the first semester, the highest rank for a cadet; and currently serves as the aide to administration. He also served as one of Culver’s representatives to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and as an Indiana representative to the HOBY World Leadership Conference. He was a member of the tennis team, crew, swimming, Campus Activities Board, Student Council, Community Service Council, and The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur. Mitzell has also been nominated for the Academies’ Cum Laude Society and will be inducted at the end of the school year.

The Morehead Scholarship pays all expenses for four years of undergraduate study, including a laptop computer and four summer enrichment experiences. Fifty-three seniors were named Morehead Scholars from among 1,600 who were nominated or applied. Conferred solely on merit, Morehead selections are based on capacity to lead and motivate fellow students, scholastic ability, extracurricular attainments, moral force of character, and physical vigor.

The Morehead-Cain was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States, beginning in 1945. Culver became the first Indiana school, and one of the first outside of North Carolina, to be associated with the program in 1963.