Two scholarships were presented to students of Chapmanville Regional High School, on Wednesday, May 21. Joshua David Mahaffey, the son of Bryan and Dorothy Mahaffey of Chapmanville, was presented the S.W. & Shirley Ferrell Scholarship by Vernon "Buddy" Ferrell, a director of the Foundation. Joshua plans to attend University of South Carolina at Sumpter and major in accounting. Jean Ray, president of the Foundation, presented to Brittany Elizabeth Vinson, the daughter of Charles and Lucy Vinson of Chapmanville, the Erma Ray Lilly Butcher Scholarship. Brittany plans to be an education major at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College.
Also on Wednesday, May 21, at Man High School two Srichai Scholarships were presented by Aleli Lamyaithong, the sister-in-law of Dr. Prakob Srichai. The first recipient, Faith Chawaten Gillispie, the daughter of Larry and Juuet Gillispie of Bruno, plans to enroll in the nursing program at Marshall University. The second Srichai Scholarship was presented to Hannah S. Cline, the daughter of Terry J. and Wanda Cline of Mallory; she has enrolled in the pre med program at Marshall University.
Logan High School Baccalaureate was Wednesday, May 21, when nine scholarships were presented by Mark Weiner, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors. The Carl R. Daniel Jr. Scholarship was presented to Meagan Elizabeth Greene, the daughter of Jerry and Vicki Greene of Logan; she plans to attend West Virginia University and major in pre pharmacy.
The Lester "Bus" Perry Scholarship was presented to Sarah Podunavac, the daughter of Anthony Podunavac and Lisa Robinson of Whitman. Sarah plans to enroll in the health field at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College with the goal of becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
The second S.W. & Shirley Ferrell Scholarship was awarded to Michael Chase Browning, the son of John and Christina Browning of Switzer; Chase is enrolled in Biology at Marshall University with plans to become a medical doctor.
Three Harvey E. Weiner Scholarships were presented to the following students: Somiyah N. Said the daughter of Shelly Wooten of Switzer; she plans to get a degree in Business Administration at Marshall University and start her own business. Christine Spurlock, the daughter of Dale and Tammy Spurlock of Omar, is enrolled in pre dentistry at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College. The third Weiner Scholarship was presented to Pete Joseph Spano who plans to attend Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College and major in business; P.J. is the son of Jana Godby Spano of Logan.
The Ethel White Perry & Ernestine Ellis Stultz Teacher Education Scholarship was presented to Shane Alexander, the grandson of Violet Butcher of Verdunville. Shane will be an education major at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
Two Dorsey Lee Spaulding and Spaulding Family Scholarships were presented to the following students: Jacob R. Long the son of James and Dixie Long of Verdunville; he plans to attend Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College in pre dentistry. The second Spaulding Scholarship went to Amy Mareske the daughter of Mark and Leigh Mareske of West Logan. Amy has enrolled at Marshall University in the Nursing program with long range goal of becoming a Nurse Anesthetist.
The Logan County Charitable and Educational Foundation Inc. was founded by 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 those who have moved from Logan County with their hearts and interest still here.
The Foundation had a new fund started in 2007 by Earle and Radine Queen which will benefit traditional and nontraditional students at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College.
Foundation directors would be happy to discuss Funds 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, P.O. Box 1367, Logan, WV 25601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org