A total of 35 students from the three county high schools have been awarded scholarships by the Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation Inc. which will make available to them over four years a potential total of $108,000 from 14 different Funds. Plus, nontraditional students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College are assisted with scholarships from the Earle B. & Radine A. Queen Family Fund by applying with the Southern Foundation. All other Foundation scholarship applications are available at each high school guidance department.
The William R. Tabor Scholarship, started by the daughters of Bill Tabor to honor his memory, gave its first award this year. Two of Mr. Tabor’s daughters, Kristin Tabor and Kim Tabor Kreitlow and grandson Heath Tabor Kreitlow traveled from the Durham, N.C., area to make the first Scholarship presentation to Katherine Nelson, daughter of John and Susan Nelson of Holden. Katherine is enrolled in the nursing program at Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes, Ky. While here, Kristin and Kim got to meet two of Bill’s school friends, Emma Lou Weaver McArthur and Jo Ann Gore, wife of the late Charles Gore, who was a classmate and neighbor of the Tabors at Fisher Bottom.
The Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship was the first scholarship awarded at Logan High School by the Foundation in 1999 and 17 years later the scholarship established by the Daniel family is still carrying on Mr. Daniel’s legacy of encouraging students to continue their education. Hunter Austin Napier, son of Chris and Michelle Wolfe Napier of Omar, received the scholarship plans to attend West Virginia University as an engineering student.
The Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Endowment Fund has been awarding scholarships for 13 years. The Ferrell Scholarship is open to students at all three high schools. There was a new Sidney W. & Shirley P. Ferrell scholarship given at Logan High School and one at Man High School. Rachael N. Fortune, daughter of Thomas Fortune of West Logan and Melissa Fortune of Logan, received the Ferrell Scholarship at LHS. Rachael will attend WV State University as an education major. At MHS, Branden A. Griffin was the Ferrell recipient. He is the son of Bryon and Bobbie Griffin of Man. Branden will also attend WV State University; he will be a business major.
The Ferrell Scholarship can be renewed up to four years providing the student reapplies and meets the requirements for renewal which are an overall 3:00 GPA and be a full time student.
Those students renewing their Ferrell Scholarship are: Alexis P. Hicks, daughter of Joseph and Kimberly Adams of Logan, who will renew her fourth and final year as a student at Southern. Lauren Campbell, daughter of Robin and Pam Campbell of Logan, will be at Marshall University as a Pre-Physical Therapy student. She can apply for her third year renewal. Second year Ferrell applicants for renewal is Joshua Rein, son of Terry Jr. and Missy Rein of Peach Creek. Joshua is a Civil Engineer student at WVU. Tyler Vernatter, son of William and Kara Vernatter of Peach Creek, will be a Civil Engineer student at WVU. Rachael Mullins, daughter of Lester Jr. and Rhonda Bryant of Chapmanville, is a secondary education major at MU. Also at MU is Haley Weese, daughter of Bill and Lisa Weese of Man. Haley is interested in becoming a physician or physician assistant.
The Albert Jr. and Bess E. Klele Scholarship first for Virginia Tech applicants and second for Southern WV Community and Technical College went to two students planning to attend Southern. This is the fourth year scholarships have been given from the Klele Fund. Two scholarships were awarded this year; one to James J. Frye, son of Melissa and Jim Frye of Logan, who will be a pre-med student and Amber McCleese, daughter of Lori and Brady McCleese of Omar, enrolled in the nursing program
McKenna Deskins, daughter of Steve Deskins and Stacy McCort of Verdunville, received the Ethel White Perry & Earnestine Ellis Stultz Teacher Education Scholarship; she is going to WV State University to become an elementary teacher, the same profession of the late Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Stultz.
The Perry family along with friends established the Lester “Bus” Perry (husband of Ethel White Perry) Student Athlete Scholarship several years ago and later transferred it to the Foundation. It is for students at LHS who had been involved in a sport including cheerleading and the band which they considered a great support to the athletic program. Zach Minnick, son of Albert and Johnnie Minnick of Stollings, is the Bus Perry recipient and he has enrolled at Campbell University, N.C., as an exercise physiology major and to play baseball. His long range goal is to play professional baseball.
Two new Dorsey Lee Spaulding and Spaulding Family Scholarships were awarded and five are up for renewal depending on the student applying and meeting all necessary requirements. Makayla White, daughter of David and Bridget White of Clothier, is the female recipient. She plans to enroll in the nursing program at Southern. The male recipient is David Anderson, son of William and Rebecca Anderson of Logan, who will also be going to Southern to study electrical engineering.
Zachary Anderson, son of Bill and Rebecca Anderson of Logan, will receive his fourth and final Spaulding scholarship. Zachary will be a student at WV State University. Jessica Browning, daughter of Kennis Browning II and the granddaughter of Lorraine Browning of Verdunville, is a third year Spaulding Scholarship recipient and is at WVU.
Second year Spaulding recipients are Sarah Lee, daughter of Kevin Lee and Sherry Akers of Chapmanville; she plans to complete the nursing program at Southern. Matthew Mayo, son of Roger and Debra Mayo, is a history major at Southern.
This was the 15 year the Srichai Scholarship, established by Dr. Prakob and Marasri Srichai for students at MHS. There were three scholarships awarded. Neil Mullins, son of Eric and Michelle Mullins of Man, will attend Glenville State University as a history major. Samantha Short, daughter of James and Sherrie Short of Man, has enrolled in the nursing program at University of Charleston. The third Srichai recipient, Hanna Yvonne Walls, daughter of Greg and Lisa Walls of Verner, has enrolled in the science department at Southern.
The Charles R. & Myrtle H. McCane Scholarship established by the McCane and Phyllis McCane Osenton family to honor valedictorians of MHS was awarded to Alexander Lusk, son of Brian and Amy Lusk of Mallory, who was the 2015 Valedictorian. Alexander plans to attend West Virginia University as a student in the dentistry program.
The Walter Vance Pharmacy Scholarship is available to students at all three county high schools who are interested in Pharmacy. It was established by Lynn Vance to honor the memory of her husband who encouraged pharmacy students by offering employment at Aracoma Drug Store while a student. This is the fourth year for the Vance Scholarship. The recipient is Morgan Elizabeth Browning, daughter of Darry and Pamela Meade Browning. Morgan is enrolled in the Pre-pharmacy program at University of Charleston.
The William W. “Wally” & Nancy Wagner Scholarship is available at Chapmanville, Man and Logan high schools. The Wagner Scholarship at LHS was awarded to Aarron Ward, daughter of Harold and Dorothy Ward of Lake; Aarron will attend Concord University as a biology major. The recipient at MHS was Hunter Gage Montgomery, son of Rick and Donna Montgomery. Hunter will be a civil engineer student at Fairmont State. Martha Ellis, daughter of Jeffrey and Kathleen Ellis of Chapmanville, the recipient of the Wagner Scholarship at CRHS plans to attend MU to study biology and chemistry.
At LHS, four Harvey E. Weiner Scholarships were given. James F. Adkins III, son of Stella and the late James Adkins, will be attending MU in the School of Nursing. Kristin Hope Dempsey, daughter of Roger Dempsey and Tammy Toppings of Whitman, has enrolled at W.Va. State University in the criminal justice program. Hannah Hunter, daughter of Thomas and Leslie Hunter of Logan, will attend Southern to become a nurse. The fourth Weiner recipient, Courtney Meade, daughter of Nora Napier and step-daughter of Kevin Napier, of Holden; Courtney plans to be a biology major at WVU.
The Erma Ray Lilly Butcher Scholarship offered at CRHS and established to encourage students interested in the arts, music, drama and teaching went to Ashley A. Manns, daughter of James and Louise Manns of Harts; she plans to attend MU as a secondary education major.
The recipient of the Wilson Arthur & Stella Ray Scholarship which was also established for students at CRHS interested in the arts, music, drama and teaching was awarded to Stephanie Swiney, daughter of Michael and Tamara Swiney of Chapmanville; she has enrolled at Southern as an elementary education major.
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 2.5 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, President of the Foundation, announced 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 Ray at 304-855-4574; P. O. Box 1367, Logan, WV 25601 or email [email protected]