Public May Now Cast Votes for the Next West Virginia Scholar
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Ten West Virginia high schools juniors are vying to become the next West Virginia Scholar. The contest enables the public to choose the winner of the four-year scholarship – estimated at $125,000 – to West Virginia Wesleyan College.
The ten finalists are Jackson Carey of Follansbee, Mary Casto of Inwood, Jordan Danko of Ravenswood, Anna Flesher of Murraysville, Kathalyn Maxson of Ravenswood, Andrew Mellert of Kenna, Summer Peyton of Chapmanville, Rachel Ransom of Kearneysville, Allison Roberts of Vienna, and Emily Stasny of Tioga.
Anyone may cast a vote for one of these finalists at www.wvmetronews.com until June 17. A photo, short biography, and a video interview with each finalist and his/her parents are available at the website to help individuals make a decision for whom to cast a vote. The winner will be announced during a luncheon at Wesleyan on June 21.
The first place scholarship provides for undergraduate study including tuition, fees, room, and board at Wesleyan. The second place winner will receive a four-year $5,000 scholarship and third prize is a four-year $2,500 scholarship to Wesleyan. Each award begins in the 2013 fall semester.
The West Virginia Scholar Program is sponsored by Energize WV, the West Virginia Coal Association, the West Virginia Forestry Association, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews.