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Thirty-two students from Logan County High Schools entered college this fall with a total of $68,500 in Scholarships from Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation.

The Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship was the first Scholarship award at Logan High School by the Foundation in 1999 and 15 years later the Scholarship established by the Daniel family is still carrying on Mr. Daniel’s legacy of encouraging students to continue their education.

The 2013 Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship at Logan High School was awarded to Matthew Thomas Dempsey, son of the late Lewis Dempsey and Ada Dempsey of Verdunville. Matthew plans to attend Alice Lloyd College as a history and pre law student.

The Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Endowment Fund has been awarding scholarships for 11 years. The Ferrell Scholarship is open to students at all three high schools. There were two new Sidney W. & Shirley P. Ferrell scholarships given at Logan High Schools and four scholarships were renewed. Lauren Campbell, daughter of Robin and Pam Campbell of Logan, will be attending Marshall University (MU) as a Pre-Physical Therapy student. Another student at Logan High, Alexis P. Hicks, will also attend MU enrolling in the School of Nursing. Alexis is the daughter of Joseph and Kimberly Adams of Logan.

Four other graduates of Logan High School had their Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Scholarship renewed an additional year providing they submit their fall schedule as full time student and maintain a three point grade point average. They are third year students James Castel II at West Virginia University (WVU); Ashley Curry at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) and Elysse Burkhamer at Marshall University. Shaun Wagner, a student at MU, received his fourth and final Ferrell Scholarship.

Two other graduates of Logan High School Jasyn Blankenship and Justyn Blankenship who finished Marshall University a semester early had their Ferrell Scholarship follow them to WV School of Osteopathic Medicine this fall.

The Albert Jr. and Bess E. Klele Scholarship first for Virginia Tech applicants and second for SWVCTC again went to two students planning to attend SWVCTC; they are Tanner Adkins, son of Randall and Shawna Adkins of Stollings, who is enrolling in the nursing program and Derrick Seth Charles, son of Larry and Robin Charles of Pecks Mill, to start as a medical lab tech with long range goal of becoming a pathologist.

Katilyn Mollett, daughter of Lafe and Hazel Mollett of Stollings, received the Ethel White Perry and Earnestine Ellis Stultz Teacher Education Scholarship and is going to SWVCTC to become an elementary teacher, the same profession of Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Stultz. The Perry family, along with friends, established the Lester “Bus” Perry (husband of Ethel White Perry) Student Athlete Scholarship for students at Logan High School who had been involved in a sport including cheerleading and the band which they considered a great support of the athletic program. This year the “Bus” Perry Scholarship went to Zachary Hatfield, son of Phillip and Kathy Hatfield of Holden. Zachary will enroll in the Occupational Safety program Fairmont State.

The Dorsey Lee Spaulding and Spaulding Family Scholarship went to Jessica Browning who plans to attend SWVCTC in Pre-law. She is the daughter of Kennis Browning II and the granddaughter of Lorraine Browning of Verdunville.

Three Spaulding Scholarships were renewed: Zachary Anderson and Nikki Godby will be second year students at SWVCTC and Michael Ellis will be a fourth year student at Fairmont State.

The William W. “Wally” & Nancy Wagner Scholarship was given at Chapmanville, Man and Logan schools. The Wagner Scholarship at Logan High School was awarded to Nicholas McDonald, son of Todd and Sherri McDonald of West Logan. Nicholas is starting at SWVCTC with plans to continue at MU in Pharmacy. The recipient at Man High School was Kourtney Thompson, daughter of Eddie and Dena Thompson of Davin. Kourtney is interested in the medical field.

Chelcie Pritchard, daughter of Daniel and Regina Pritchard of Lake, was the recipient of the Wagner Scholarship at Chapmanville Regional High School plans to attend SWVCTC to become a secondary teacher of English.

At Logan High School four Harvey E. Weiner Scholarships were given. Graciana Darby, daughter of William and Debra Darby of Omar, will be attending WVU in the pre-med program. Shelbi Johnson, daughter of Tina Johnson of Omar, plans pre-physical therapy at SWVCTC and Miranda Nisbet, daughter of Randy and Donna Nisbet, will also attend SWVCTC to become a surgical technician. The other Weiner Scholarship went to Jonathan Alexander “Alex” Lakatos, son of James and Vickie Lakatos of Whitman. Alex plans to study optometry at University of Charleston.

At Chapmanville Regional High School, in addition to the Wagner and the Sidney W. & Shirley P. Ferrell Scholarship of third year student Meagan Mahaffey at Marshall University was renewed and fourth year Brittany Bell Gillum at WVU is up for renewal for her fourth and final year.

Michaela Ashley Craven, daughter of Doug and Vicki Craven of Logan, was awarded her first Ferrell Scholarship which she can apply for renewal throughout her four years in an unspecified major at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

The Erma Ray Lilly Butcher Scholarship established to encourage those interested in the arts, music, drama and teaching went to Kaitlyn Bircheat, daughter of Steven and Dewana Bircheat of Chapmanville, who will attend Glenville College in the music, teacher education department with an additional interest in English.

The recipient of the Wilson Arthur & Stella Ray Scholarship, Derrick Lowe, son of Denver and Alice Lowe of Chapmanville, will also be attending Glenville State. Derrick wishes to become a teacher of music on the secondary level.

The Walter Vance Pharmacy Scholarship to support students interested in Pharmacy was established by Lynn Vance to honor the memory of her husband. This year’s recipient is a first year Pharmacy student at Marshall University. Lydia Vance, (no relation to the late Walter Vance), daughter of Tony and Tomasa Vance, is a graduate of Chapmanville High School.

This was the 13th year the Srichai Scholarship established by Dr. Prakob and Marasri Srichai for students at Man High School was awarded. Katilyn Nelson, daughter of Richie and Kelly Nelson of Amherstdale, plans to attend SWVCTC to become a Nurse and Jacob Osborne, son of William J. and Violet M. Osborne of Amherstdale, the other recipient, plans to study Wildlife & Fisheries at WVU.

Also, at Man High School the Charles R. and Myrtle H. McCane Memorial Scholarship established to honor Valedictorians was awarded to Jacob McCoy, son of Jean Ann McCoy of Man, who will be studying economics at West Virginia University.

And at Man High School the Sidney W. & Shirley P. Ferrell Scholarship to Emily Ann Browning, for her fourth and final year at Marshall University is up for renewal.

The Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation, Inc. received its first contribution in 1997 from the late Martha Jane Becker. It was Mrs. Becker’s dream to have an organization which would provide a means of meeting current needs and investing in the future of Logan County. That dream continues to unfold with the support of residents of the County and by some who have moved from Logan County with their hearts and interest still here.

The Foundation now has some 20 funds with combined total of over two million dollars supporting scholarships, the arts, libraries, health, economic and other needs of the community. Making a contribution to the Foundation in honor or in memory of someone is way of meeting current and unknown needs of the County.

Ms. Jean Ray reports that any member of the board of directors would be happy to discuss the establishing of a Fund which would meet the passion of the donor such as a Designated Fund to support a church or organization that a person cares for deeply. A Field of Interest Fund would provide for support of your interest such as art, music, education, religion, which would continue forever. A Donor Advised Fund could provide for unseen needs and interest; plus an Unrestricted Fund would have no restrictions and could meet needs currently unknown.

For additional information contact Jean Ray, President, at 304-855-4574; P.O. Box 1367, Logan, WV 25601 or email lccandefoundation@frontier.com.

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