BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Ten finalists have been named for the 2014 MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program with a full scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan awaiting the winner.

The next step is online voting at wvmetronews.com. Those interested can click on the VOTE NOW button to watch the students’ videos and vote for their favorite WV Scholar Candidate.

The winners will be announced at a special luncheon June 18 at West Virginia Wesleyan. The finalists, all high school juniors, submitted information and were then interviewed.

The first prize is a four-year, $125,000 scholarship for undergraduate study at West Virginia Wesleyan that includes tuition, fees, room and board.  The winning scholar must enroll in 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 West Virginia Wesleyan.

The 10 Finalists are listed below in alphabetical order by last name:


·        Cassidy Duffy


·        Jack Goellner


·        Brooke Hinzman


·        Danny McNeil


·        Rebekah Perry


·        Devan Perdue


·        Katie Quillen


·        Hunter Trent


·        Ashley Walker


·        Mitchell Winkie


In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2014 West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association and the Friends of Coal.

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  • Concerned Mary

    Any parent that would say the honor was worth more than the money should pass the money to a child in need rather than greed.

  • D. Snyder

    Good luck Jack!

  • Deena Snyder

    I vote for Jack Goellner

  • Deena Snyder

    Good luck Jack!

  • cody s

    I vote for Ashley Walker

  • Hannah Beth

    Rebekah Perry has my vote. You go girl. You truly are an amazing person and caring. You have my vote.

  • Rose Prater

    Rebekah Perry has a beautiful heart just like her mom. She is well deserving of this scholarship.

  • Mona

    What an honor it would be for Wesleyan College to have Brooke Hinzman as the 2014 West Virginia Scholar! How honored and thankful Brooke would be to achieve her hopes and dreams of becoming a psychologist at Wesleyan College. Brooke has many academic talents, but she also has personal qualities that define her as selfless, honest, humble, and a true young lady. I would be honored to have Brooke represent WV as the 2014 West Virginia Scholar.

  • Mary Jones

    You definitely deserve this award.

  • Pete

    Brooke Hinzman is an incredible young lady. Despite the medical issues she endured during her freshman year, she persevered in her studies and remains one of the top students at Elkins High School. She is compassionate, insightful and a joy to know. The scholarship to Wesleyan would help her fulfill her dream of helping others as a psychologist. Vote for Brooke!! You can't go wrong!

  • Roger Jeffrey

    I vote for Hunter Trent to receive the scholarship.

  • Doreen Hudson

    Cassidy Duffy has my vote

  • Tina Quinn

    Hunter Trent.

  • SC

    Hunter Trent

  • SC

    Hunter Trent is who I vote for, deserving of a scholarship.