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STUDENTS FROM CAROLINAS NAMED CP&L MERIT SCHOLARS

 RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen high school students have been selected to receive Carolina Power & Light (NYSE: CPL) merit scholarships.
 The annual scholarships, worth $1,500 per year, recognize the students' academic achievements, school and community activities, and leadership abilities and communication skills.
 The 1993 CP&L merit scholars are:
 -- David Birchfield of Cary, N.C., and Raleigh's Enloe High School
 -- Tammy Brewer of Biscoe, N.C., and East Montgomery High School
 -- Sam Crutchfield of Raleigh and Broughton High School
 -- Andy Eberhard of Fort Collins, Colo., and Rocky Mountain High
 School
 -- Billy Flanagan of Hartsville, S.C., and Hartsville High School
 -- Michael Frost of Raleigh and Broughton High School
 -- Linley Lyerly of Carthage, N.C., and Cameron's Union Pines High
 School
 -- Mark McCauley of Hartsville, S.C., and Hartsville High School
 -- Bert Medlin of Selma, N.C., and Smithfield-Selma High School
 -- Amy Merritt of New Bern and New Bern High School
 -- Heather Mims of Raleigh and Enloe High School
 -- April Packer of Bladenboro, N.C., and Bladenboro High School
 -- Jennifer Pendleton of Raleigh and Enloe High School
 -- Katherine Scott of Raleigh and Enloe High School
 -- Cletus Simpson of Garner, N.C., and Garner High School
 A scholarship selection committee composed of educators and government, business and civic leaders from outside CP&L selected the students to receive the company's merit scholarships. The selection committee reviewed applications from approximately 90 students from the two Carolinas, selected 25 students for interviews and awarded 15 merit scholarships.
 This year CP&L increased the number of available scholarships from 10 to 15 and the annual scholarship award from $1,200 to $1,500. Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Now in its 10th year, the CP&L Merit Scholarships Program has provided financial assistance to nearly 100 students. Each year up to 15 scholarships are available to high school students whose parents are CP&L employees or retired employees. The scholarships are provided through shareholder funds.
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 /CONTACT: Kyle Hampton of Carolina Power & Light, 919-546-6189 (24-hour media contact line)/
 (CPL)


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