Triangle Teens Named Pope Eagle Scout Scholars

June 25, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Occoneechee Council - Boy Scouts of America and John William Pope Foundation have announced the 2019 Pope Eagle Scout Scholars.  The annual program recognizes four Eagle Scouts who are graduating high school and have demonstrated exceptional leadership and personal achievement in their academic and scouting lives.  Each student receives a $20,000 college scholarship.  This year’s recipients are Matthew Bryan Gillespie of Raleigh (Heritage High School), John Paul Simis of Cary (Panther Creek High School), Robert Morris Treadway, III of Raleigh (Cardinal Gibbons High School) and Pieter Jan Westerbeek, III of Cary (Athens Drive High School).  Matthew Gillespie of Raleigh (top left), John Simis of Cary (top right), Robert Treadway, III of Raleigh (bottom left) and Pieter Westerbeek, III of Cary (bottom right). Over 50 scouts applied for the scholarship, and a committee of four community leaders and interviewed finalists and selected recipients....

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Ravenscroft Program Features Former U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter

April 3, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter speaks with Ravenscroft students during an April 4, 2019 visit to the school. Munter's visit was a part of the Advanced PlacementⓇ Government and Politics course offered by the school and supported by the Pope Foundation. | Photo Courtesy of Ravenscroft. The John William Pope Foundation has supported Ravenscroft's Advanced Placement Government and Politics course since 2016. The program has blossomed into a robust offering that takes students to Washington, D.C. and brings internationally relevant speakers and topics to campus. On April 4, 2019, former U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter visited Ravenscroft to share his years of wisdom with students. Ravenscroft covered the visit in their news which can be read below. Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Speaks to Students Ravenscroft Press Releases | April 11, 2019 Cameron Munter, former United States ambassador to Pakistan, visited Ravenscroft on Thursday, April 4, to talk to Upper...

North State Journal: ‘Boy Scouts making an impact on the old North State’

March 1, 2018

In what is becoming an annual tradition, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby presented the '2018 Boy Scouts Report to the State' at the N.C. Supreme Court. The Pope Foundation was invited to take attend the event as a supporter. The John William Pope Foundation began supporting the Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council at the urging of founder and namesake John William Pope.  Today, the Foundation supports the council and provides funding for the John Pope Eagle Scout Scholarship program. To date, over 60 young men have received generous scholarships of $20,000 to help fulfill their education goals. The article below appeared in the North State Journal after Justice Newby's presentation to the state. Boy Scouts across N.C. gathered on Friday at the N.C. Supreme Court building for a special presentation. North State Journal | February 21, 2018 By: Clay Abernathy RALEIGH — While the N.C. Supreme Court is the appropriate forum for policy arguments to be made, a...

Leslie Clark and Ashley Freeman named 2017 Pope Clinical Fellows

July 5, 2017

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center named Leslie Clark, MD, and Ashley Freeman, MD, as the recipients of the 2017 Pope Clinical Fellows Awards. Freeman, MD, was recognized for her work as chief fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and Clark, MD, was recognized for her work as a fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. They were selected for the awards for demonstrating excellence in cancer research and in clinical oncology practice. The $5,000 awards, supported by the John William Pope Foundation, are given annually to up to three emerging physician-researchers. “Part of the UNC Lineberger mission is training the next generation of physicians and researchers who will uncover the treatment advances of tomorrow,” said Norman E. Sharpless, MD, UNC Lineberger’s director and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research. “We are honored to recognize these two outstanding physician-researchers for...

Boy Scouts Occoneechee Council Announces 2016 Pope Eagle Scout Scholars

April 28, 2016

Five Wake County high school students receive college scholarships   RALEIGH, N.C. – The John William Pope Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council have announced the 2016 Pope Eagle Scout Scholars.  Five high school students were selected from an applicant pool of over 50. Applicants were required to have completed the rank of ‘Eagle Scout’ and be a current or former member of the Occoneechee Council. Four of the Pope Eagle Scout Scholars will receive a $20,000 scholarship to be applied towards their post-secondary education.  They are Nicholas Anderson of Wake Forest (Wake Forest High School), Justin Do of Raleigh (Needham B. Broughton High School), Daniel Kunath of Apex (Saint Thomas More Academy), and Collin Thrash of Cary (Ravenscroft School).  A fifth scholar, Vince Friedman of Raleigh (Jesse O. Sanderson High School) was recently selected as a Class of 2020 Morehead-Cain Scholar, so his scholarship will be honorary as the Morehead...

Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism to Host Alan Charles Kors

February 17, 2016

The Clemson University Institute for the Study of Capitalism will host notable professor Alan Charles Kors for the spring John W. Pope Lecture entitled 'The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.'  The event will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to pre-register (event details here). Kors is a notable professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).  He was a 2005 National Endowment for the Humanities Medalist, recognized for his work as a distinguished historian of the Enlightenment. This lecture series is, in part, supported by a grant from the John William Pope Foundation.            ...

NC State February Lecture to Feature Weekly Standard Editor

February 16, 2016

The John W. Pope Lecture Series at NC State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences will feature Weekly Standard senior editor Christopher Caldwell on Monday, February, 29, 2016, at 7:30 pm.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  It will be held in Poe Hall, Room 216 on the NC State campus. Caldwell is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West.  His presentation.  He is also a columnist for the Financial Times. The annual John W. Pope Lecture Series at NC State is made possibly by a grant from the Pope Foundation.        ...