BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan has named 10 finalists in the 10th annual MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program.
The students, all juniors, are from across the state. The winner will be announced at the 2017 WV Scholar Award Luncheon at Wesleyan on June 21.
The grand prize includes tuition, fees, room and board at the Buckhannon-based school valued at $160,000.
The following students were named Monday as finalists:
Kylee Casto Ripley High School
Presley Fisher Ripley High School
Chloe Hibbs Hampshire High School
Madison Martin Winfield High School
Sydney Maxwell Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Madisen Miles Robert C. Byrd High School
River Myers Richwood High School
Uriah Myers Richwood High School
Christopher Neil Ripley High School
Baylee Senator Chapmanville high School
You can vote for your favorite finalist by clicking on to the Scholar Program icon at wvmetronews.com. Those interested will be able to watch a short video of each finalist and listen to audio recordings from their parents. The vote totals will equal about 10 percent of the final overall score. Only one vote per IP address is counted.
Second prize is a four-year, $5,000 scholarship, while third prize is a four-year, $2,500 scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan. All of the awards begin with the 2018 fall semester.
In addition to MetroNews and West Virginia Wesleyan, the sponsors for the 2017 MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Hospital Association, ZMM Architects and Engineers, the West Virginia Forestry Association, Jim Goolsby and Ed Stike with RBC Wealth Management, the West Virginia Farm Bureau and Friends of Coal.