Culver Academies senior wins big in education


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.

The Westfield resident served as Culver Military Academy regimental commander, the highest rank for a cadet, during his first semester, and he currently serves as the aide to administration. Mitzell has also been nominated for the Academies’ Cum Laude Society and will be inducted at the end of the school year.

The Morehead-Cain 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 Scholarship 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.