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WV Scholar semifinalists named

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Fifteen West Virginia high school juniors have been named semifinalists in the 11th West Virginia Scholar program and remain in the running for a full scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The following students were named Monday as semifinalists:

Easton Perry
Ripley, WV
Ripley High School

Jackson Johnson
Charleston, WV
George Washington High School

Sarah Heilman
Wheeling, WV
Wheeling Park High School

Cameron Whetzel
Philippi, WV
Philip Barbour High School

Lydia Knutsen
Glen Dale, WV
John Marshall High School

Alanna Claypool
Clarksburg, WV
Apostolic Christian Academy

Bailey Withrow
Lewisburg, WV
Greenbrier East High School

Kameron Lucky
Summersville, WV
New Life Christian Academy

Elysia Cain
Salem, WV
Liberty High School

ShaiAnne Williams
Webster Springs, WV
Webster County High School

Christopher Neighbors
Charles Town, WV
Washington High School

Katherine Marks
Wellsburg, WV
Brooke High School

Cole Kleppner
Inwood, WV
Musselman High School

Tyler Gray
Upperglade, WV
Webster County High School

Shaylen Chenoweth
Elkins, WV
Elkins High School

Interviews with the semifinalists will now be scheduled. The list of 15 will be trimmed to 10 finalists. Finalists will be announced May 25. Online voting will take place from May 25 through June 15. The scholarship winner will be announced June 21 at the 2018 WV Scholar Awards Luncheon at West Virginia Wesleyan.

The winner will receive a full-ride scholarship at Wesleyan valued at $160,000. Other scholarships will also be awarded.

The program is in partnership with MetroNews. Other sponsors include West Virginia Hospital Association, ZMM Architects, Friends of Coal, West Virginia Forestry Association, Architectural Interior Products, INC, RBC Wealth Management, West Virginia Farm Bureau and KOMAX Business Systems.

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