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April 27, 2015

West Virginia Scholar Program Announces Semifinalists



West Virginia Wesleyan College and MetroNews have released the names of those students chosen as semifinalists for the 2015 West Virginia Scholar program. 


The West Virginia Scholar program offers one high school junior the chance to win a full, four-year scholarship to Wesleyan, including tuition, and room and board to begin in the fall 2016 semester.  Second place is a four-year, $5,000 scholarship, and third place is a four-year, $2,500 scholarship.


These semifinalist students include Kia Barnhart, Tyler Consolidated;  Abigail Chaffins, Spring Valley; Hannah Daniels, Elkins; Breunna Haynes, Parkersburg South; Kathryn Gerbo, University; Ashley Grace, Fairmont; Johnnie-Jo Hovis, Buckhannon-Upshur; Kathern Keith, Gilmer County; Savannah Kite, Moorefield; Mateah Kittle, Bridgeport; Adreanna LeMasters, Wheeling Park; Margaret Lohmann, Bridgeport; Khori Lowther, Lewis County; Sadie McCartney, Elkins; Caitlin Murphy, Tygarts Valley; Hayden Nichols, Herbert Hoover; Katherine Rexroad, Notre Dame; Brianna Ritz, Magnolia; Noah Taylor, Clay County; and McKenzie Whitehair, Ritchie County.


An interview process will take place with the semifinalists, and up to 10 finalists will be named May 24.  The final step of the process includes an online voting call between May 24 and June 14.  The winner will be named during a special luncheon on Tuesday, June 16 on Wesleyan’s Buckhannon campus.


In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2015 West Virginia Scholar Program, now in its seventh year, are the Culpepper Wesleyan Scholar Award, West Virginia Homebuilders Association, West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association and Friends of Coal.



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