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MORGANTOWN — Four students from the Mid-Ohio Valley area are competing for the Foundation Scholarship awarded by West Virginia University for the 2022-23 academic year, according to a university press release Monday.

They are among 20 students vying for the top scholarship offered by WVU.

Already recipients of the Neil S. Bucklew Scholarship, the 20 incoming freshmen are automatically qualified to compete for the Foundation Scholarship, which will provide additional scholarships in addition to their Bucklew Scholarships.

Mid-Ohio Valley students are:

* Emma Fleming, a double major in English and Spanish from Parkersburg High School, enjoys writing poetry and film reviews. She is looking to become a fluent Spanish-speaking lawyer and fiction writer to help break down cultural barriers and allow others to see the world through a more diverse lens.

* Zachary Taylor, an electrical and computer engineering student at Roane County High School, is eager to use 3D model design and unorthodox approaches to solve complex sustainability problems “to make the best better.”

* Matthew Olivero, a dual mechanical and aerospace engineer from Hurricane High School, has always had a fascination with airplanes and looks forward to joining the development and production of more environmentally friendly aircraft while working for a major aerospace company.

* Carter Leadmon, of Hurricane High School, will begin her career at WVU in computer science and computer engineering.

According to Shauna Johnson, head of news and information-college relations for WVU, the Bucklew and Foundation scholarships can be used together. A student who wins both the Foundation and Promise scholarships will have the Promise scholarship withdrawn in favor of the Foundation scholarship.

Johnson also said, “These students represent the best of the Mountain State. We are pleased to welcome them to West Virginia University.

Larry Launstein Jr. can be reached at [email protected]




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