MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Thirty seven high school school districts are now in a better financial position to progress after graduation.
After West West Virginia Community Foundation donated $ 116,100 to the early graduates from 40 scholarship funds.
The students were honored at a reception held on Thursday at The Purple Iris where a family, members of the public and fundamental donors joined the celebrations.
Karin Hammann Dunn, Community Foundation Program Manager, who co-ordinates the scholarship program, praised the students and donors who made the scholarships.
“This is an annual event but this is still the biggest, and we are happy to do it,” she said.
A new feature was added this year, and it gave the students interesting, interesting comments, she said.
“We asked the students Top 10 List of Me Things to do that was not in the application. This was a great change that we replaced rather than an essay, and we learned so much about these fine students, ”she said.
“Some of them were funny, some were sad but really important, honestly,” she said. “Eventually, we expected this to be a way of understanding how special they are.”
Students started applying for the funds last October and 144 completed applications were submitted by the February 28 deadline, she said.
Most of the recipients are going to college but many applicants received scholarship money for the trading school, she said.
“Having met all of these children I can honestly say that there was a lot of positive, and many of them are already looking forward to what they want to do after college,” she said.
David Mudge, a senior member of Hedgesville High School, attends James Rumsey Technical Institute, focuses on computer science at West Virginia University.
But his web page application development skills are already being used well by helping a not-for-profit organization that needed a website.
“It's for a camp that helps children with special needs and so they seemed to do the right thing after a teacher told me about it,” he said.
Martinsburg High School student Harley Wilkins believes her mother is inspired by the choice of nursing career.
She has been taking related classes in Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and has already taken her in the Shepherd University nursing program from the fall.
“My mother is the person I care most about, because she has had many health problems, which is why I want to be a nurse,” she said. "I'm there every step of the way and so is what the nurses did to help me, and that is the other reason that nursing is right for me. I want to be like the people who helped my mom." ”
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