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Scholarship established in memory of Beverly Shatto

RIPLEY — A scholarship fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Jackson County to honor an educator’s commitment to students, family and friends.

The Beverly Shatto Memorial Scholarship Fund is named for Beverly Shatto who spent her life championing the greater good and creating opportunities for those in need. She was a teacher and school administrator in the West Virginia public school system for over 30 years and most recently was the principal at Ripley High School.

Shatto died April 8.

“Ripley High School was her second home. Our mother had a passion for serving others and both her personal and professional life was truly reflective of that,” said her children Justin Weekley, Arin Shatto, Morgan Lee and Ryan Shatto. “If you had the pleasure of crossing her path, you were a better person because of it.”

Upon becoming completely endowed, the scholarship will be available to a Ripley High School graduating senior who will be pursuing a degree in education. It will include elementary education, special education, secondary education, and educational studies.

The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate a passion for service and a history of leadership in the community, church or other similar organization or entities.

For more information on the fund, call the foundation at 304-372-4500. Donations to fully endow the scholarship may be mailed to the foundation office at 108 N. Church St., Ripley, WV 25271, or donate online at www.jccfinc.org and select the Beverly Shatto Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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