RALEIGH — David Claude Morrison, a 2011 graduate of Starmount High School, was inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society at North Carolina State University on April 12. This is a senior honor society that recognizes the extraordinary contributions of up to 12 outstanding rising seniors each year. Rising seniors are selected for their superior scholarship, exceptional leadership, remarkable character, and demonstrated community service contributions.
The society was founded in 1926 and is the oldest organization of its kind at the university. Induction into the Golden Chain Society is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a rising senior at N.C. State. Links in the Golden Chain Honor Society come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, but they hold certain traits in common. Each new link receives a certificate, and a key with the society’s emblem. The design of the key represents the sundial that lies on a pedestal near Primose Hall. Surrounding the sundial are the 12 links of the Golden Chain. To date, there are more than 1,100 links in the chain, with Morrison being link 1,127.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship and Awards Committee also recently selected Morrison to receive the Harvey L. and Kathleen R. Barnes Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year at N.C. State.
Morrison is double majoring in human biology and nutrition. He is the son of Milton and Catherine J. Morrison of Hamptonville.