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Christ School Announces Krieger Leadership Scholars

by The Urban News
Kiran Kudva

Christ School, a private Christian boarding school in Arden, NC, recently announced the winners of the 2024-2025 Krieger Leadership Scholars (KLS) award.

Martin Cox of Greensboro, NC, Class of 2028, and Kiran Kudva of Fletcher, NC (2027) were chosen as “young men of character, leaders in the classroom, who serve their communities, and who possess an eagerness to find the best version of themselves.”

The endowed merit scholarship program honors longtime Headmaster Paul Krieger and Beth Krieger, who served the school for 21 years of growth before retiring in 2021. Students are nominated by teachers, coaches, summer camp directors, and other community members across the country.

Selected finalists attended an on-campus event in late February and underwent two rounds of interviews with selection committee members. The finalists came from Charlotte, Fletcher, and Greensboro, NC; Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Martin Cox
Martin Cox

“I felt very welcomed on my first visit to Christ School and I knew that I could really grow in the community,” said Martin. “I’m very proud because being my best self was recognized by others. It feels great to be the recipient of the scholarship.”

“Being named a Krieger Leadership Scholar feels incredibly rewarding and validating,” said Kiran. “Christ School has so many like-minded students, focused on their academics, sports, and community, but what solidified my decision to be a Greenie was how at home I felt when I attended assembly. It was similar to a pep rally; the cheering, support, and excitement from students and staff was incredible. I knew then Christ School was a part of my calling and would not only be critical in preparing me for college, but for life in general.”

One full domestic boarding scholarship and one partial boarding scholarship will be awarded each year to new applicants entering the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Recipients retain their scholarship throughout their…

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