State Fair of West Virginia announces 2016 scholarship recipients

The State Fair of West Virginia has announced the awarding of five, $1,000 four-year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically and demonstrated a financial need.

2016 award recipients and the schools they are attending are:

• Devon Alt, Keyser, West Virginia University, Morgantown (Recipient of the fifth annual Gus R. Douglass Scholarship)

• Jordan Beer, Martinsburg, West Virginia University, Morgantown

• Laura Dransfield, Gap Mills, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, VA

• Alexander Hanna, Renick, New River Community and Technical College, Lewisburg

• Olivia McHale, Lewisburg, West Virginia University, Morgantown

This scholarship is funded through the State Fair Endowment, which was created in 2006 to ensure the long-term support of three key areas; Scholarships Career Advancement Initiatives, Youth Educational Enrichment Programs and Agricultural Competitive Exhibit Premiums.

Scholarships will be awarded during the 2016 State Fair.


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