Son of James and Nancy Chadwick of...


January 31, 1994

JOSHUA CHADWICK, 17, son of James and Nancy Chadwick of Church Street in New Windsor.

School: Senior at Francis Scott Key High School.

Honored for: Being the only Carroll County student among 10 state finalists in the Century III "Sylvan Scholar" program sponsored jointly by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Sylvan Learning Centers, a private tutoring company with national headquarters in Columbia.

Joshua has had straight A's all through high school and is president of the National Honor Society chapter at his school. He also is active in the school's Republican Club, Student Government Association and other clubs.

Next month, two state winners in the scholar program will be announced. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship, then take part in a national competition with a $10,000 scholarship. State winners also will attend a Century III Leaders national conference in Baltimore.

More than 70 high schools in Maryland selected one senior to compete. Joshua and the others were judged by a panel on their school and community involvement and an original paper on a current issue.

Goals: Joshua said he plans to accept a Navy ROTC scholarship to either the University of North Carolina, which has accepted him, or the University of Virginia, from which he is still waiting to hear.

4 He would like to major in environmental science.

"It's an area of interest; it's not really cast in stone," he said. After college, he would fulfill four years of active duty in the Navy. His late grandfather was in the Navy and that influenced his decision, he said.

Comments: On Navy duty, he said, "I'm not sure I would do it without the scholarship, but even without the scholarship it's still something I would consider."

He is proud of his 4.0 average.

"I've had to work for it," he said.

Joshua wrote his paper for the scholarship competition on the threat of nuclear disaster.

"It was mostly warning against the possible misuse of nuclear power and weapons," he said. "It encouraged the United Nations to have a branch of the organization help prevent arms production."

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