* WHAT :* West Virginia University will announce the five winners of WVU s most prestigious scholarship during a special ceremony. The award, which provides full tuition to the University for four years and is valued at approximately $68,000 when paired with the states PROMISE Scholarship, recognizes studentsleadership and academic potential.

* WHO :* Gov. Joe Manchin; C. Peter Magrath, interim WVU president; R. Wayne King, president and chief executive officer, WVU Foundation; Foundation Scholars and their families

* WHEN :* Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m.

* WHERE :* Governors Reception Room, state Capitol Complex, Charleston

* NOTES :* A news release and photos will be available at http://wvutoday.wvu.edu at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 7. Photos from the announcement will also be posted online that day.

* TV STATIONS :* WVU News and Information Services will record video highlights of the press conference for stations that cannot attend. E-mail ” scott.lituchy@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> scott.lituchy@mail.wvu.edu for more information.

* HOMETOWN INFORMATION :*


The scholarship winners will be chosen from the following 20 students who were recently offered Neil S. Bucklew Scholarships to attend WVU :


  • Caroline Bailey , Saint Marys, Saint Marys High School

  • Julia Barry , Romney, Hampshire High School

  • Robert Guy , Wheeling, Wheeling Park High School

  • Dane Hamilton , Grafton, East Fairmont High School

  • Sierra Hedrick , Poca, Nitro High School

  • Nicholas Horvath , Morgantown, Morgantown High School

  • Kyle Kimerer , Parkersburg, Parkersburg South High School

  • Virginia King , Elkins, Elkins High School

  • William Maiden , Saint Marys, Saint Marys High School

  • Emily Ngan , Morgantown, Trinity Christian School

  • Lucas Pennock , Mineral Wells, Parkersburg South High School

  • Rebecca Posa , Kearneysville, Jefferson High School

  • Elizabeth Scott , Lewisburg, Greenbrier East High School

  • Lindsey Sinclair , Vienna, Parkersburg High School

  • Sara Swanson , Mount Clare, Bridgeport High School

  • Amanda Thorp , Weirton, Weir High School

  • Jonathan Turner , Fairmont, Fairmont Senior High School

  • David Webb , Cross Lanes, Nitro High School

  • Sara Willingham , New Creek, Keyser High School

  • Chelsea Willis , Keyser, Keyser High School


Related release: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/news/page/7665/