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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  • Ashley Walker

    Ashley Walker has my vote.

    • Janice Deane

      An absolutely wonderful young lady who will be a credit to WV Wesleyan !!!

    • Morandi Thomas

      I vote for Ashley Walker

  • R Rittinger

    Cassidy Duffy has my vote!

    • Kathy Fry

      Mine too! Go Cassidy Duffy!! (well, I will vote for her as soon as I can find the "Vote Now" button!) :-)

  • Ashley Walker

    Ashley Walker would be a great asset to WV Wesleyan!! Go shley

  • Mike Anderson

    Any school would be proud to have Jack Goellner as a member. What a great guy! Go West Virginia Wesleyan!!

  • Allan Wampler

    Jack Goeliner has my vote

  • J. Barnett

    Jack Goeliner is one of the hardest workers I have ever met. His guts and determination inspires not only his peers but everyone that knows him. Love you buddy, good luck!!!!

  • Jan-Chan

    Cassidy Duffy - so deserving and such a wonderful example of all it means to carry the moniker "Christian". It will not be easy for her to finance her education without this scholarship - please help her with your vote!

  • Jack Goellner

    Jack is amazing youn man - so proud of him.


    I worked for Jack's dad for 20 years, recently retired, and so naturally have followed Jack Goellner's progress since he was born. His is an incredible story of perseverance and what love from his parents can provide to make Jack to young man he is today. I could be no prouder of Jack if he were my son. Vote for Jack, please!

  • Al Barnes

    Jack Goeliner
    I have watched Jack grow into the fine young man that he is today. He is a source of pride for everyone that has had the pleasure of knowing him.

  • Marva Graff

    Jack Goellner
    An amazing young man! Go Jack!

  • Renee Saggio

    Jack Goellner is most deserving!

  • Susan Spaanbroek

    Jack Goellner to win! Outstanding young man and family!

  • Jeana Atkinson

    I am so pleased to see Jack Goellner's name on the list of scholars. Jack is an amazing person who shows wonderful qualities of leadership, determination and kindness. I've been blessed to watch him exhibit these qualities as his youth leader. He truly is deserving of this wonderful honor and I wish him the best of luck. Go Jack! You have my vote hands down!

  • Lu waters

    Jack Goellner