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Mid-Ohio Valley students in Glenville State College program

The new Glenville State College Home Grown Scholars for 2020-2021 are, from left, top row, Nicole Bailey, Erin Barnette, Emily Barr, Brandon Bowie. Middle row: Rylee Copeland, Adam Davis, Josie Hill, Kayla Kulik. Bottom row: Emily Lewis, Abigail Long, Peyton Smith. (Photo Provided)

GLENVILLE — Four students from Elizabeth and Pennsboro are among the 11 completing their first semester at Glenville State College in the school’s Home Grown Program.

The Home Grown Scholars for 2020-2021 include Nicole Bailey of Elizabeth, Brandon Bowie of Ellenboro, Rylee Copeland of Elizabeth and Adam Davis of Pennsboro.

The others are Erin Barnette of Burnsville, Emily Barr of Canvas, Josie Hill of Point Pleasant, Kayla Kulik of Charleston, Emily Lewis of Fayetteville, Abigail Long of Sutton and Peyton Smith of Gassaway.

The program focuses on prospective teachers and partners with scholarship support for attendance at Glenville State, practical experiences and mentoring during teacher preparation into the start of full-time teaching. The goal is for those students to return to their home counties to student teach and apply for open positions in their home district.

Accepted students receive a scholarship up to $3,000 per year.

“The students who receive the Home Grown Scholarship from Glenville State College are dedicated to their home communities,” Jeff Hunter, Dean of Education, said. “They represent the next generation of highly qualified, skilled, exceptional teachers graduating from our Education programs and we are Pioneer Proud of every one of them!”

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