Potomac Student Awarded Carson Scholarship

Potomac Student Awarded Carson Scholarship

A student at Sligo Adventist School, Julius Semple-Dormer was recognized for meeting the minimum GPA of 3.75 and founding his own nonprofit, Zees Robot. 

Story by Sligo Adventist School Staff

Julius Semple-Dormer was named a Carson Scholar for his academic prowess and servant's heart.

Julius Semple-Dormer was named a Carson Scholar for his academic prowess and servant’s heart.

Julius Semple-Dormer, a fourth grader at Potomac Conference’s Sligo Adventist School in Takoma Park, Md., was recently named a 2014 Carson Scholar. He is among 510 new scholars to receive the honor this year. The Carson Scholars Fund is a national nonprofit organization named for Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon and Chesapeake Conference member. The program identifies and awards scholarships to students in grades 4-11 for their high academic achievement and humanitarian activities with the goal of encouraging them to prepare for and attend college. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.75.

Semple-Dormer not only met the required GPA, he also mentors younger students and founded his own nonprofit organization, Zees Robot. This school year, Zees Robot will award one Sligo student a Kindle to encourage higher-level thinking skills and foster a continual love for reading. Semple-Dormer aspires to become a robotic engineer and use his talents to help people in their daily life and to grow closer to God.

Last month Semple-Dormer; his parents Anton Dormer, MD, and Yonnette Dormer, OT; and Renee Humphreys, his principal, attended the fund’s 18th annual awards banquet held in Baltimore. The young scholar was presented with a trophy and a $1,000 check to be used toward his college education.

“We commend Julius on receiving this prestigious award and look forward to seeing how God will continue to bless and use him in the future,” said Humphreys.