Wheeling Park Seniors Selected for Scholarship

Three Wheeling Park High School seniors have been named as candidates in the 2011 Presidential Scholarship Program.

Rocky Diegmiller, Dana Holmstrand and Kristin Meigh are among more than 3,000 candidates chosen from the nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2011.

  • Diegmiller is a member of student council, Key Club, American Cancer Society Youth Board, National Spanish Honor Society, Junior Engineering Technical Society president, National Science Bowl Team captain, Quiz Bowl Team captain and founder, Math Club president and National Honor Society vice president.

He has also been recognized as an Advanced Placement Rising Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Diegmiller hopes to attend Princeton University in the fall. He is the son of David and Sheryl Diegmiller.

  • Holmstrand is a member of the National Honor Society, National Forensic League, Wheeling Youth Symphony, Philosophy Club, Quiz Bowl Team, International Thespian Society, Science Bowl Team, Speech and Debate Team co-captain, Key Club vice president and Wheeling Park Thespian Society secretary.

Holmstrand has also been recognized as an AP Scholar and Wheeling Park High School’s Queen of Queens. She is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Holmstrand.

  • Meigh is a member of the National Forensic League, Key Club president, Spanish Club vice president, National Honor Society secretary and Speech Team Division leader. She has also been recognized as a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction and 2010 West Virginia Female Academic Athlete of the Year.

Meigh hopes to major in chemistry and pursue a medical career. She is the daughter of Thomas and Connie Meigh.

Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.