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Pictured seated are, from left, Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation Inc. officials: Marla Weiner, director; Carol J. Wood, secretary; Jean Ray, president, and Lisa Conner, Treasurer. Students pictured, standing, first row, is Dahnara Belcher, Sarah Lee, Olivia Roberts, Hayley Weese, Jennifer Shull, Kaitlyn Hall, Haley Meade, Alexis Hicks, Lauren Campbell and Julianne Bell; back row, from left, Alexis Sypolt, Rachael Mullins, Joshua Rein, Preston Hepler, Benny Adkins, Colton Farley, Keith Williamson, Troy Burgess, Tyler Vannatter and Matthew Mayo.
Pictured seated are, from left, Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation Inc. officials: Marla Weiner, director; Carol J. Wood, secretary; Jean Ray, president, and Lisa Conner, Treasurer. Students pictured, standing, first row, is Dahnara Belcher, Sarah Lee, Olivia Roberts, Hayley Weese, Jennifer Shull, Kaitlyn Hall, Haley Meade, Alexis Hicks, Lauren Campbell and Julianne Bell; back row, from left, Alexis Sypolt, Rachael Mullins, Joshua Rein, Preston Hepler, Benny Adkins, Colton Farley, Keith Williamson, Troy Burgess, Tyler Vannatter and Matthew Mayo.
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The Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation Inc. has made it possible for 29 students to enter college this fall with $95,000 in scholarships. Awards were made from 13 different scholarship funds.


Plus, nontraditional students at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College are assisted with scholarships from our Earle B. & Radine A. Queen Family Fund thru Southern Foundation. The Queen Fund is new and has assisted six students thru 2013. Students apply for the Queen Scholarship at Southern and Southern announces those. All other Foundation scholarship applications are available at each high school guidance department.


The Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship was the first Scholarship award at LHS by the Foundation in 1999 and 16 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 2014 Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship at LHS was awarded to Troy Burgess, son of Greg and Lorri Burgess of Logan; he plans to attend West Virginia State University and study physical therapy.


The Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Endowment Fund has been awarding scholarships for 12 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 LHS and one each at Chapmanville Regional High School and Man High School. The four recipients are: Joshua Rein and Tyler Vernatter at LHS, Rachael Mullins at CRHS and Haley Weese at MHS.


Rein, son of Terry Jr. and Missy Rein of Peach Creek, has enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program at WVU. Vernatter, son of William and Kara Vernatter, also of Peach Creek, has enrolled in Civil Engineering at WVU. Mullins, daughter of Lester Jr. and Rhonda Bryant of Chapmanville, has enrolled in secondary education with a major in English at Marshall University. Weese, daughter of Bill and Lisa Weese of Man, will also be attending MU with long range goal of becoming a doctor of medicine. Weese also received the Charles R. & Myrtle H. McCane Scholarship established by the McCane and Phyllis McCane Osenton family to honor valedictorians of MHS.


The Ferrell Scholarship can be renewed up to four years providing the student reapplies and meets the requirements for renewal which are maintain an overall 3:00 GPA and be a full time student. Those students renewing are: Lauren Campbell, daughter of Robin and Pam Campbell of Logan, for her second year at MU as a Pre-Physical Therapy student. Another student from LHS, Alexis P. Hicks, will be a third year recipient; she is a student at Southern; Hicks is the daughter of Joseph and Kimberly Adams of Logan. James Castel II at WVU for his fourth and final Ferrell Scholarship is the son of James Kevin and Christine Lee Castle of Logan. Another fourth and final Ferrell recipient is Meagan Mahaffey, daughter of Bryan and Dorothy Mahaffey of Chapmanville; Mahaffey is completing a four year program at MU School of Nursing.


The Albert Jr. and Bess E. Klele Scholarship, first for Virginia Tech applicants and second for Southern, again went to a student planning to attend Southern. Kaitlyn Hall, daughter of Darrell Hall and Bonnie Ray of Mt. Gay, is the third recipient. She plans to enroll in Radiologic Technology and also has an interest in theatre.


Selena Ooten, daughter of Robert Ooten and Christina McCoy of Holden, received the Ethel White Perry & Earnestine Ellis Stultz Teacher Education Scholarship and is going to Southern 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 LHS who had been involved in a sport including cheerleading and the band which they considered a great support of the athletic program. Haley Meade, daughter of John and Darissa Meade of Chapmanville, will begin her study at Southern then transfer to MU for a Master’s Degree in Communications Disorders.


Two new Dorsey Lee Spaulding and Spaulding Family Scholarships were awarded and three are up for renewal depending on the student applying and meeting all necessary requirements. Sarah Lee, daughter of Kevin Lee and Sherry Akers of Chapmanville, is the female recipient. She plans to enroll in the nursing program at Southern. The male recipient is Matthew Mayo, son of Roger and Debra Mayo, who will also be going to Southern with plans to become a history teacher.


Jessica Browning, daughter of Kennis Browning II and the granddaughter of Lorraine Browning of Verdunville, completed her first year at Southern and has applied as a second year Spaulding Scholarship recipient.


Two Spaulding Scholarship recipient Zachary Anderson, son of Bill and Rebecca Anderson, and Nikki Godby, daughter of the late John and Velma Godby, are third year students at Southern.


This is the 14th year the Srichai Scholarship, established by Dr. Prakob and Marasri Srichai for students at MHS, has been awarded. Alison Brooke Baldridge, daughter of Bobby and Stephanie Baldridge of Amherstdale, and Olivia Roberts, daughter of James and Stephanie Roberts of Davin, are the recipients. Baldridge plans to start her journey to a Bachelor Degree in counseling at Southern with plans to transfer to MU. Roberts will be going to Alice Lloyd College to major in biology with long range goal of becoming a medical doctor.


The William W. “Wally” & Nancy Wagner Scholarship is available at Chapmanville, Man and Logan high schools. The Wagner Scholarship at LHS was awarded to Keith Williamson, son of Faron and Elaine Hurley Williamson of Pecks Mill; Williamson is enrolled in Radiology at University of Charleston. The recipient at MHS was Jennifer Shull, daughter of Franklin and Rebecca Shull of Accoville; Shull plans to enroll at Southern in radiology.


Colton Reed Farley, son of Michael and Kendra Farley of Chapmanville, is the recipient of the Wagner Scholarship at CHRS; he plans to attend MU to study civil and environmental engineering.


At LHS, four Harvey E. Weiner Scholarships were given. Benny Adkins, son of Benny Adkins, will be attending Southern studying business and pre-law. Dahnara Belcher, daughter of Sherry Belcher of Logan, has enrolled at West Liberty University. Krista Nicole Grimmett, daughter of Troy and Laure Smith, wants to be a speech therapist; she plans to start at Southern then transfer to MU. The fourth Weiner recipient was Preston Hepler, son of Steven Sr. and Connie Hepler; he plans to start at Southern then transfer to WVU to prepare for medical or engineering career.


In addition to the Sidney W. & Shirley Ferrell Scholarship and the William “Wally” and Nancy Wagner Scholarship given to students at CRHS there were three more.


The Erma Ray Lilly Butcher Scholarship, established to encourage those interested in the arts, music, drama and teaching, went to Alexis Sypolt, daughter of Mark Sypolt and Vicki Hager of Chapmanville, who will start at Southern with plans to transfer to MU studying speech and language pathology.


The recipient of the Wilson Arthur & Stella Ray Scholarship, Julianna Bell, daughter of Rodney and Cynthia Bell of Chapmanville, has enrolled at Southern in the two plus two program to become a teacher, a career she decided in first grade.


The Walter Vance Pharmacy Scholarship to support students interested in Pharmacy was established by Lynn Vance to honor the memory of her husband. This is the third year for the Vance Scholarship and the recipient is Kaylee Alexis Butcher, daughter of Dennis and Angela Butcher of Chapmanville. Butcher is enrolled in the Pre-pharmacy program at UC.


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 more than two and a half 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.


Jean Ray, president of the Foundation, says 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 Ms. Ray at 304-855-4574, P.O. Box 1367, Logan, WV 25601 or email lccandefoundation@gmail.com.

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