INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The results are in for the third-annual Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal’s Award — a program that recognizes student leaders across the United States and Canada with more than $125,000 in college scholarships — and a Logan Senior High School senior has made this year’s cut.
As a State Winner, Skylar Prichard from Chapmanville, will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The annual program selects a national winner, national finalist and national semifinalist for the top awards of $12,000, $8,500 and $5,000 respectively; in addition, the best nominee in each state earns a $2,000 scholarship to help fund their college education.
“Student leadership is closely tied to student achievement, and we are proud to recognize outstanding young people every year,” said John Newby, President of Herff Jones. “It’s my pleasure to congratulate each of them for their accomplishments and for being positive role models and leaders in our communities.”
Each November, school principals may nominate one high school senior who demonstrates both academic excellence and strong leadership skills. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of academic performance, standardized test results, work experience, participation in student activities, community service and their response to the essay question, “Please explain how a person believing in you has had a positive impact on your success. What did he/she do and how did it help?”
“Skyler is a very compassionate young woman with a great outlook on life. Skyler has dedicated many hours to helping others and serving her community. She will be an asset to the student body on any college campus,” said Kelly Stanley, principal of Logan Senior High School, in her nomination.
Prichard is bound for Washington and Lee University this coming fall where she plans to study Biology.