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May 03, 2017

Semifinalists Named in the 2017 MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program

West Virginia Wesleyan College has named 15 semifinalists in the tenth annual MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program.

The students, all juniors, will be interviewed in the coming days and finalists named May 22. The winner will be announced at the 2017 WV Scholar Award Luncheon at West Virginia Wesleyan College on June 21.  The grand prize includes tuition, fees, room and board at the Buckhannon-based school valued at $160,000.

The following students are named as semifinalists: Glen Armstrong from Buffalo High School; Grace Caldwell from Elkins High School; Kylee Casto, Presley Fisher, and Christopher Neil from Ripley High School; Chloe Hibbs from Hampshire High School; Anna Lucas and Madison Miles from Robert C. Byrd High School; Tristan Lucky from New Life Christian Academy; Madison Martin from Winfield High School; Sydney Maxwell from Buckhannon-Upshur High School; Summer McElwain from Greenbrier East High School; River Myers and Uriah Myers from Richwood High School; and Baylee Senator from Chapmanville High School.

Second prize is a four-year, $5,000 scholarship, while third prize is a four-year, $2,500 scholarship to Wesleyan. All of the awards begin with the 2018 fall semester.


In addition to MetroNews and West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Culpepper Scholar Award, the sponsors for the 2017 MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Hospital Association, ZMM Architects and Engineers, the West Virginia Forestry Association, Jim Goolsby and Ed Stike with RBC Wealth Management, the West Virginia Farm Bureau, and Friends of Coal.

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