PARKERSBURG - The trust department at WesBanco has announced the winners of the Adolph and Edith E. Harries and Eleanor Harries Tippens Scholarship for 2011.
They are Bethany Brown, Autumn Knight, Lauren Proffitt, Mark Swisher and Moriah E. Williams.
Brown will attend Marshall University in the fall with her goal of becoming a physical therapist. Brown graduated from Wood County Christian School with a 4.0 GPA.
Her extracurricular school activities centered on athletics including volleyball, basketball, soccer and track, Teen Age Republicans, the American Association Christian Schools Honor Society and drama. Her church activities include Youth Leader Core, Redeemed Student Ministry and as a camp counselor.
Brown is the daughter of William and Patricia Brown of Vienna.
Knight, a graduate of Williamstown High School with a 4.07 GPA, will attend West Virginia University with plans to enter pharmacy school and eventually graduate school. She hopes to become a member of the marching band.
Knight is a member of Student Council and was student body vice president her junior year. A member of the National Honor Society, she volunteered as a crossing guard on trick-or-treat night and has volunteered at Camden Clark Medical Center having accumulated more than 300 hours of volunteer service.
Knight is the daughter of Mark Knight of Williamstown.
Proffitt graduated from Parkersburg South High School with a 4.0 GPA and will attend West Virginia University studying biology on her path to the School of Dentistry.
Proffitt was a member of the Key Club and president her senior year. She has volunteered at Special Olympics, Operation Christmas Child, Relay For Life and the Taste of Parkersburg. She has been involved with the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, UNICEF, and the Salvation Army.
Proffitt ran track, was Student Council treasurer at Blennerhassett Junior High School and sophomore representative of the student council. She was selected for the Junior National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Senior Women's Club, the Senior Cabinet and was co-president of RAZE her senior year.
Proffitt is the daughter of Tim and Nancy Proffitt of Washington, W.Va.
Swisher graduated from Parkersburg South High School with a 4.068 GPA and will attend WVU where he plans to double major in electrical and computer engineering.
As a member of the football team, Swisher helped coach pee-wee football in Mineral Wells. He volunteers at his church's monthly community lunch for the homeless where the duties can be serving food to washing dishes. As part of his community service class at school, Swisher helps in the attendance office.
Swisher is the son of Peggy and Calvin Swisher of Washington, W.Va.
Williams graduated from Parkersburg High School with a 4.04 GPA and plans to enter West Virginia University where she has been admitted to the nursing school and honors college. She plans on pursuing a master's to become either a nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.
Williams is a member of the school A Cappella Choir and the Chamber Choir. She was inducted into the National Honor Society and served as public relations officer. She attended Rhododendron Girls State and was voted president of the Senate and outstanding citizen of her community.
Williams, vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at PHS, is the daughter of J.B. and Kristy Williams of Vienna.