LOGAN, W.Va. — A total of thirty six 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 $112,000 from 16 different funds. Plus, nontraditional students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) 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.
Don C. and Elnora D. Elkins Scholarship was started by Logan High School (LHS) band members from the years 1963-1969 when Mr. Elkins was the director and Mrs. Elkins was a loyal booster; she later was a biology teacher at LHS and SWVCTC. The former band members surprised Mr. Elkins June 6, 2015 with a dinner to announce the scholarship. Their theme was “10,000 Memories” to match the more than $10,000 raised. Seventeen former band members practiced LHS Fight Song and other music of the 60’s in several different states and came together that night for Mr. Elkins to lead them one more time. The scholarship is open first to band members who are interested in becoming band directors.
The first Don C. & Elnora D. Elkins Scholarship recipient is William Michael Adkins who plans to attend Glenville State College with plans to become a band director. William is the son of Mason and Misty Adkins of Logan.
The Hanners Family Scholarship made its first scholarship to Dustin Shane Vance, son of Ewel and Melinda Vance of Mt Gay; Dustin will be a pharmacy major at Alice Lloyd College.
The Hanners grew up at Holden and many were educators. Rosella Hanners Wagner was guidance counselor at LHS; the late Edgar “Foxy” Hanners was an outstanding basketball player who taught in Anchorage, Alaska; two more Hanners, the late Evelena Land and the late Helen Cockerill, graduated LHS. Helen Hanners Cockerill was instrumental in getting the scholarship funded before her untimely death.
The William R. Tabor Scholarship was started by the daughters of Bill Tabor to honor his memory. Two of Mr. Tabor’s daughters came to Logan in 2015 to present the first Tabor Scholarship and met with two of Mr. Tabor’s school friends, Emma Lou Weaver McArthur and Jo Ann Gore the wife of the late Charles Gore who was a classmate and neighbor of the Tabors at Fisher Bottom. The second Scholarship recipient is Robert Neal Messer, son of Robert and Angela Messer of Verdunville; Robert plans to attend SWVCTC with plans to become a physical therapist.
The Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship was the first scholarship awarded at LHS by the foundation in 1999 and 18 years later the Scholarship established by the Daniel family is still carrying on Mr. Daniel’s legacy of encouraging students to continue their education. Dewey Chance Conn, son of Dewey and Faith Conn of Omar, has registered at SWVCTC for his basic requirements to transfer to Mortuary College in Kentucky.
The Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Endowment Fund has been awarding scholarships for 14 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 Man High School (MHS). The recipient is Christopher M. Justice II, the son of Christopher and Stephanie Justice of Davin. He will attend SWVCTC with plans to become a nurse.
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: Lauren Campbell, the daughter of Robin and Pam Campbell of Logan, who will be at Marshall University as a Pre-Physical Therapy student for her fourth and final renewal.
Third year Ferrell applicants for renewal are Joshua Rein, son of Terry Jr. and Missy Rein of Peach Creek. Joshua is a Civil Engineer student at West Virginia University (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 Marshall University. Also at Marshall University is Haley Weese, daughter of Bill and Lisa Weese of Man. Haley is interested in becoming a physician or physician assistant.
And, second year Ferrell applicant is Rachael Nicole Fortune, a secondary education major at West Virginia State. Rachael is the daughter of Thomas Fortune of West Logan and Melissa Fortune of Logan.
The Albert Jr. and Bess E. Klele Scholarship, first for Virginia Tech applicants and second for SWVCTC, went to two students planning to attend SWVCTC. This is the fifth year scholarships have been given from the Klele Fund. Two scholarships were awarded this year: Brandyn Trey Hensley, son of Harold and Hollie McMillen of Logan, will be a political science major at SWVCTC, and Ashley Rashelle Wright, daughter of John D. and Terrie L. Wright of Holden, will be in the nursing program at Southern.
Alexis Raeann Morgan, daughter of the late Wendy Morgan and granddaughter of Marsha Morgan of Henlawson, received the Ethel White Perry & Earnestine Ellis Stultz Teacher Education Scholarship and is going to WVU as secondary education English major.
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; this is the 16th scholarship. It is for students at LHS who are involved in a sport including cheerleading and the band which they considered a great support to the athletic program. Timothy Alexander Toler, son of Tim Toler and Shawna Jeffrey of Logan, has registered for Marshall University as an engineer major.
Two new Dorsey Lee Spaulding and Spaulding Family Scholarships were awarded and four are up for renewal depending on the student applying and meeting all necessary requirements. The ninth year scholarships recipients are: Samatha Joy Simpson, daughter of Mike and Kay Simpson of Whitman, is the female recipient. She plans to enroll in the nursing program at SWVCTC. The male recipient is Chase Michael Burnette, son of Steven and Antela Burnette of Whitman; he will be going to SWVCTC interested in engineering and teaching.
Jessica Browning, daughter of Kennis Browning II and the granddaughter of Lorraine Browning of Verdunville, is a fourth and final year Spaulding Scholarship recipient and is at WVU. Jessica is scheduled to graduate in December.
Third year Spaulding recipient Matthew Mayo, son of Roger and Debra Mayo, is a history major at SWVCTC. Second year recipients eligible to apply are Makayla White, daughter of David and Bridget White of Clothier; she is enrolled in the nursing program at SWVCTC, and David Anderson, son of William and Rebecca Anderson of Logan, is in the electrical engineering program at SWVCTC.
This is the 16th year for the Srichai Scholarship established by Dr. Prakob and Marasri Srichai for students at MHS. There were three scholarships awarded. Tiffany Belcher, daughter of Benny and Patricia Belcher of Mallory, will attend Marshall University to become a nurse. Richard Nelson Jr., son of Richard and Kelly Nelson of Amherstdale, registered as pre-med student at SWVCTC. The third recipient, Lesly Vance, daughter of Lonnie and Carmen Vance of Accoville, is in exercise physiology 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 valedictorian Hannah Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Weston and Pamela Harvey of Mallory, who plans a double major at Marshall in pre-dentistry and military science.
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. The fifth year Vance Scholarship recipient is Thomas Thompson, son of Tommy and Joetta Thompson of Pecks Mill, who will in pharmacy program at Marshall University.
The William W. “Wally” & Nancy Wagner Scholarship is available at Chapmanville, Man and Logan high schools. The Wagner Scholarship at LHS was awarded to Janie Lynn Walsh, daughter of Eddie and Amy Walsh of Logan; Janie has registered in nursing program at SWVCTC. MHS recipient Keeley Porter, daughter of David and Melba Porter of Mallory, plans geology at Marshall University. Chapmanville Regional High School (CHRS) recipient Alex Bo Berry, son of Bo and Christina Berry of Chapmanville, plans to attend SWVCTC in Allied Health or General Studies.
At LHS, four Harvey E. Weiner Scholarships were given. They are Trevor Lee Hensley, son of Donald and Mary Hensley of Logan, who is registered at Alderson-Broadus as Biology major. Brooklyn Kate Queen, daughter of Danny Mills II and Sarah Browning of Yolyn, will be an elementary education major at SWVCTC. Emily Autumn Bryant, daughter of Jimmy Jr. Bryant and Lisa Bryant of Peach Creek, registered in health care program at SWVCTC. The fourth recipient, Danielle Isabella Lester, daughter of Canny Keyser of Logan, will be an accounting student at Alice Lloyd College.
The Erma Ray Lilly Butcher Scholarship offered at CHRS and established to encourage students interested in the arts, music, drama and teaching went to Katlyn McCallister, daughter of Felicia Sias; she will be education major at SWVCTC.
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 Adam Terry, son of Brian and Angel Terry of Chapmanville; he is registered at WVU as graphic arts education major.
A new scholarship is being established over time by Melissa Frye in memory of her husband Jim Frye who was a very active volunteer in the life of Logan County before his untimely death. Anyone interested in donating to the Frye Scholarship is welcome to do so; just mark on the memo line of the check it is for Jim Frye Memorial.
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 27 funds with combined total of over $2.5 million 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.
Jean Ray, president of the Foundation, says 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]