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Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

$151,814 granted to 116 Ohio Valley students

August 7, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - A total of 116 Ohio Valley students are sharing $151,814 in scholarships awarded Monday by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.

The foundation held its annual scholarship luncheon Monday at Oglebay Park's Wilson Lodge to honor recipients and thank donors. Terry Wallace, a longtime educator and senior fellow at West Liberty University, served as the guest speaker.

The Community Foundation administers 51 scholarship funds for a variety of opportunities. Scholarships ranging in amounts from $200 to $10,000 were awarded this year to students from 17 different high schools in Ohio and West Virginia.

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Susie Nelson, left, executive director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, stands with local college-bound students Aaron Fonner, Waynesburg College; Allison Hone, West Virginia University; Odessa Copney, Point Park University; and Ryan Gellner, West Virginia University, during Monday’s Community Foundation Scholarship Luncheon at Wilson Lodge. Fonner and Gellner are graduates of John Marshall High School, while Hone and Copney are graduates of Wheeling Park High School. The foundation on Monday handed out more than $151,000 in scholarships to 116 local students.

According to foundation Executive Director Susie Nelson, the scholarships awarded Monday were as unique as the individual donor. Scholarships were awarded for specific areas of study, such as engineering, business, nursing, teaching, coaching, communications, and music.

Others were specific to the high school from which the student graduates or for the college they plan to attend.

Many of the Community Foundation's scholarships were established in memory of loved ones who were committed to their community and to the future of the young people in it.

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2012 Community Foundation Scholars

AAUW Beulah Boyd Scholarship

Alan Didion West Virginia University

Joseph Zollars Berklee College of Music

Bryson Waller Belmont College

Chad Rothermund

Eric Knuth Wheeling Jesuit University

Travis Clark Ohio State University

Vanessa DeBlasis Wheeling Jesuit University

Dana Holmstrand William & Mary College

Chelsea Jorden West Virginia University

Daniel Knight West Virginia University

Stephen Knight Pennsylvania State

University

Mallory Morris West Virginia University

Matthew Nguyen Marshall University

Brandon Polanski West Liberty University

Matthew Saseen West Virginia University

Rebecca Torsell Belmont College

Beulah Meyer Scholarship

Katherine Padden, Weirton Madonna High School West Virginia University

Megan Lamp, Weir High School West Virginia University

Bradley Miller Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Diana Anderson, John Marshall High School Marshall University

Carl Rollyn & Grace Sullivan Scholarship

Nora Hiley, Ritchie County High School - Marshall University

Deever Family Scholarship

Julie Jacob, St. Clairsville High School Kent State University

Donivan Adams Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Ruble, Tyler Consolidated High School WVU Parkersburg

Former Martins Ferry Rotary Club Scholarship

Chelsea Ewing, Martins Ferry High School Ohio State University

Fraternal Order of Police Association

Scholarship

Terryn Huffman, Wheeling Central Catholic School West Virginia University

Gene DeProsperis Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Keane, Wheeling Central Catholic High School West Liberty University

Glenda K. Follet Memorial Scholarship

Kaitlyn Midcap, Valley High School West Liberty University

Helen Biery Memorial Scholarship

Abigail Gompers, Wheeling Park High School Otterbein College

Sarah Irvin, Wheeling Park High School Wake Forest University

Lauren Tarovisky, Wheeling Park High School Morehead State University

Italian Festival Foundation Scholarship

Nicole Cheek West Virginia Northern Community College

Jennifer Ferguson, Oak Glen High School West Liberty University

Rebecca Goydel, Wheeling Park High School Fairmont State University

Kaylee LaPosta, Weir High School Chatham University

Jillian Laslo, Shadyside High School West Liberty University

Joshua Marosi, Brooke High School West Virginia University

Jalena Marshall, Wheeling Park High School Marshall University

Michael Mastromichalis, Weir High School Ohio State University

Morgan Pelley, Bishop Donahue High School West Virginia University

Megan Salatino, Brooke High School West Virginia University

Megan Theaker, St. Clairsville High School University of Akron

Bethany Tinstman, Buckeye Local High School Waynesburg College

Casey Wiltshire, Buckeye Local High School Waynesburg College

Lance Workman, John Marshall High School Marshall University

Jack & Mary Burgbacher Carpenter Scholarship

Evan Cline, Tyler Consolidated High School West Virginia University

John & Becky Wright First Generation

Scholarship

McKenzie Rose, Tyler Consolidated High School Glenville State College

John Marshall High School Brad Paisley

Scholarship

Laura Marsh, John Marshall High School West Virginia University

John Marshall High School Cochran Moneske O'Brien Scholarship

Alison Lemasters, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

Aaron Fonner, John Marshall High School Waynesburg College

Jaleesa Waldrum, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

John Marshall High School Messino-Wehrheim Scholarship

Dalis Wilkerson, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

John Marshall High School Trust Fund

Scholarship

Olivia Blazer, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

Ryan Gellner, John Marshall High School West Virginia University

Kristine Minor, John Marshall High School West Virginia University

Molly Hubbs, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

John Marshall High School Nick Gaudino

Scholarship

David Black, John Marshall High School West Liberty University

John Marshall High School Dr. Gary Buskirk

Student of the Year

Michael Forester, John Marshall High School West Virginia University

John Racer Athletic Scholarship

Keri Suter, Tyler Consolidated High School Marshall University

Joseph & Virginia Mull Scholarship

Megan Theaker, St. Clairsville High School University of Akron

Joy Cox Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Allison Hone, Wheeling Park High School West Virginia University

Kathleen Simmons Batalion Scholarship

Adriane Rine, Tyler Consolidated High School Wheeling Jesuit University

Keri Suter, Tyler Consolidated High School Marshall University

Ken Dennis Scholarship

Lee Ackerman, Martins Ferry High School Ohio State University

Jeff Oberdick, Martins Ferry High School Ohio State University

Chelsea Ewing, Martins Ferry High School Ohio State University

Travis Jenkins, Martins Ferry High School Ohio State University

Leon Berze Memorial Scholarship

Karissa Emery, Buckeye Local High School Bradford School

Leora & Mildred LaRue Scholarship

Chelsea Bishop, Preston County High School West Liberty University

Cassandra Fultz, Preston County High School Fairmont State University

Renae Kuhn, Preston County High School West Virginia University

Tiffany Richards, Preston County High School Fairmont State University

Lisa Cockayne Memorial Scholarship

Megan Garcia, John Marshall High School West Virginia Weslyan

Mike G. Dotson Memorial Scholarship

Austin Carpenter, Tyler Consolidated High School Marshall University

N. Elizabeth Elbin Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Springer, Cameron High School Marshall University

Sarah Smith, Cameron High School Wheeling Jesuit University

Ryan Hughes, Cameron High School West Virginia University

Ashley Hans, Cameron High School Fairmont State University

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe GOC Scholarship

Cole Antolak, St. Clairsville High School Robert Morris University

Casey Wiltshire, Buckeye Local High School Waynesburg College

Pat Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Megan Cain, Wheeling Central Catholic High School West Virginia University

Patrick Clutter Memorial Scholarship

Odessa Copney, Wheeling Park High School Point Park University

Kodiac Garcia, Wheeling Park High School West Liberty University

Polish American Patriot Club Scholarship

Cole Antolak, St. Clairsville High School Robert Morris University

Brett Droginske, Wheeling Park High School WVNCC

Erica Sengewalt, Wheeling Park High School West Virginia University

Rachel Wolen, Wheeling Park High School West Virginia University

Frances & Stephen Prichard Scholarship

Ashley Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School WVU Parkersburg

Richard Heagin Memorial Scholarship

Mary Ann Stephens Belmont College

Ruth B. Gilligan Memorial Scholarship

Alaina McCoy, Tyler Consolidated High School Fairmont State University

Tyler County High School Athletic Boosters

Scholarship

Sami Jones, Tyler Consolidated High School West Liberty University

Evan Cline, Tyler Consolidated High School West Virginia University

Sylvia Archer Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School WVU Parkersburg

W. Thornley Hunt Memorial Scholarship

Daniel Eaton, St. Clairsville High School Ohio State University

Megan Hendershot, St. Clairsville High School Ohio State University

Megan Theaker, St. Clairsville High Schools University of Akron

Wheeling Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 12 Scholarship

Emily Torbett, Wheeling Park High School West Virginia University

Amanda Witt, Wheeling Park High School West Virginia University

Rachael Worby Scholarship

Harrison Loh West Virginia University

"In this challenging economy it is extremely important to support our local students as they continue their education," Nelson said. "Scholarships of any size help our students attain their goal of higher education.

"Scholarships are a large part of the work that we do every year. The staff at the CFOV works diligently on the administration of scholarships and it is our goal to make the process as simple as possible for the donors.

We work to publicize each scholarship with the proper schools, to evaluate applications, and to assist the donors in making their philanthropic wishes come to life."

Monday's event also served as an opportunity for donors to meet the students who were awarded their scholarships and celebrate their success.

 
 

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