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West Virginia Wesleyan, WV MetroNews Announce Finalists of the West Virginia Scholar Program

May 17, 2021

Buckhannon, W.Va. – Today on the statewide radio program ‘Talkline,’ host Hoppy Kercheval announced the 15 finalists for the 2021 West Virginia Scholar program. These outstanding West Virginia high school juniors are in the running for a full-ride scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan College. Listed in alphabetical order, they are:

  1. Reagan Boggess of Culloden, West Virginia
  2. Cole Clendenin of Clendenin, West Virginia
  3. Kyra Cook of Buckhannon, West Virginia
  4. Isabella Elkins of South Charleston, West Virginia
  5. Makenzie Fultineer of Martinsburg, West Virginia
  6. Keely Gregory of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
  7. Trinity Hamilton of Tallmansville, West Virginia
  8. Kristen Hicks of Parsons, West Virginia
  9. Edward Marks of Wellsburg, West Virginia
  10. Josie Martin of Wheeling, West Virginia
  11. Julia McCoy of Ravenswood, West Virginia
  12. Layla McFann of Ona, West Virginia
  13. Hayden Pack of Martinsburg, West Virginia
  14. Danica Propst of Martinsburg, West Virginia
  15. Emilee Teter of Circleville, West Virginia

From May 31 to June 13, anyone may go to and vote for their favorite finalist. The winner will be announced June 23 at the 2021 WV Scholar Awards luncheon in Buckhannon.

In addition to WVWC and WVMetroNews, the West Virginia Scholar Program is sponsored by Friends of Coal, High Technology Foundation, Lou Wendell Marine Sales, the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Hospital Association and ZMM Architects & Engineers.


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit