CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 15 semifinalists for the 2014 MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program have been announced.
One of the current high school juniors will be awarded a four-year scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan valued at $125,000. It’s a full scholarship that includes tuition and fees along with room and board starting with the Fall 2015 semester.
The second prize is a four-year $5,000 scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan, while the third prize is a four-year $2,500 scholarship at the Upshur County school.
The semifinalists are as follows:
Carly Brand, Lewisburg, Greenbrier East High School
Cassidy Duffy, South Charleston, Cross Lanes Christian School
Todd Foster, Craigsville, Nicholas County High School
Miranda Godfrey, Kearneysville, Washington High School
John Goellner, Morgantown, Trinity Christian School
Brooke Hinzman, Elkins, Elkins High School
Joanna Johnston, Hurricane, Hurricane High School
Daniel McNeil, Morgantown, University High School
Devan Perdue, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
Rebekah Perry, Huntington, Spring Valley High School
Kathryn Quillen, Vienna, Parkersburg High School
Karizona Sanson, Summersville, Nicholas County High School
Erick Trent, Point Pleasant, Wahama High School
Ashley Walker, Clarksburg, Liberty High School
Mitchell Winkie, Bridgeport, Bridgeport High School
The semifinalists will next be interviewed before a list of 10 finalists is put up for a vote online.
The winners will be announced in Buckhannon on June 18.
The MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program is now in its sixth year.
In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2014 West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Forestry Assocation, the West Virginia Hospital Association and Friends of Coal.