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Two Mid-Ohio Valley students named Bucklew Scholars at WVU

PARKERSBURG — Two students from Parkersburg South and Tyler Consolidated high schools are Bucklew Scholars at West Virginia University.

The Bucklew Scholarship is given to 20 high-achieving West Virginia students accepted to the university and qualifies them to be considered for the Foundation Scholarship, WVU’s highest academic scholarship.

Among the 20 scholars is Juliet Wanosky from Parkersburg South High School and Alexis Helmick of Tyler Consolidated High School.

Wanosky is a mechanical engineering major minoring in theater and Spanish. She dreams of becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer.

Helmick, a pre-veterinary major in animal and nutritional sciences, looks forward to bridging her passions for animals and research, plans to eventually pursue her doctor of veterinary medicine and open her own practice or join the research on large animal vaccine development.

The class of Bucklew scholars includes a pilot, the state’s top female soccer player and a 10th generation farmer. They are:

* Sophia Flower, Fairmont Senior High School

* Grace McCusker, Morgantown High School

* Bethany Knight, Notre Dame High School

* Emilie Charles, Cabell Midland High School

* Rushik Patel, George Washington High School

* Thomas Williams, Moorefield High School

* Jillian Blair, Wheeling Park High School

* Olivia Dowler, Weir High School

* Megan Skean, Cabell Midland High School

* Sarah Sweeney, Spring Mills High School

* Cade McMunigal, James Monroe High School

* Madison Seti, Bridgeport High School

* William Turman, Cabell Midland High School

* Calvin Dear, Musselman High School

* Davis Funk, Spring Mills High School

* Elijah Jones, Elkins High School

* Ethan Wimer, Preston High School

* William Tobin, Fairmont Senior High School

The Neil S. Bucklew Scholarship is named after WVU’s 20th president and is valued at $40,000, providing its recipients with more than $10,000 per year over four years to be used toward educational costs. All Bucklew Scholars have qualified for the Honors College at WVU, and the scholarship can be used in addition to the state’s PROMISE Scholarship.

The scholarships are part of the University’s comprehensive awards program and are supported, in part, by the WVU Foundation, the private non-profit corporation that generates, receives and administers private gifts for the benefit of WVU.

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