Merrill Scholar: Helen Carithers

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Helen Carithers, Vienna '66-'67

Now retired, Helen taught high school math and science to scores of students at the Benjamin E. May Science and Math Academy in the Atlanta area.  Her students have gone on to Harvard, MIT and other top colleges and universities.  A graduate of Spelman, Ms. Carithers attended the Vienna program after she graduated and then went on to earn a Masters degree in education from Vanderbilt.  Her experiences in Vienna led to a teaching assistanship at Vanderbilt.

"I never had a chance to meet Mr. Merrill, but I am so thankful for the scholarship he made possible!"