Eighth Annual American Scholar Winners Announced

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Jessica Nelson of Morgantown, WV and a student at Morgantown High School, was named West Virginia Wesleyan’s eighth annual American Scholar during an awards luncheon today on the College’s campus.  Nelson received a four-year tuition, room, and board scholarship from the College.

L to R: Second Runner-up Mikenze Poling, Winner Jessica Nelson, and First Runner-Up Rachel Miller

First runner-up was awarded to Flemington, WV native Rachel Miller, a senior at Grafton High School.  Miller was awarded a four-year $5,000 scholarship.

Second runner-up was named to Buckhannon-Upshur High School senior Mikenze Poling of Buckhannon.  Poling was awarded a four-year $2,500 scholarship to the College.

Nelson joins past winners Kathyrn Turner ’11 of Liberty High School, Jennifer Collins ’12 of Ritchie County High School, Marissa Pulice ’13 of Fairmont Senior High School, Steven White of Tygarts Valley High School, Rachel Marteney of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Shane Yeater of Doddridge County High School, and Samara Kendrick of Liberty High School. The American Scholar program is sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia Radio Corporation.

For more information about the American Scholar program, please contact the West Virginia Wesleyan College Office of Admission at 800.722.9933.

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, residential college located in Buckhannon.  The institution is listed as a first-tier college and university in the South for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide. In addition, Wesleyan is the only West Virginia college or university to be included in the U.S. News’ Great Schools at Great Prices category for two consecutive years.