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Aug. 14, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS: More than 125 West Virginia students attended one of three Governor's Schools for Math and Science that are taking place in July and August at West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank.

Local students who attended the Rising 9th Graders camp at WVU are Olivia Staples, Cabell County; Christian Buckley, Luke Earls and Matthew Duespohl, Putnam County; and Jonathan Nicholson and Zachary Ramey, Wayne County.

Local students who attended the Rising 9th Graders camp at Green Bank are William Frazier, Cabell County; Raven McCormick, Lincoln County; Garrett McCallister, Putnam County; and Joshua Billups and Caleb Houdyschell, Wayne County.

Local students who attended the Rising 8th Graders camp at WVU are Virginia Johnson, Cabell County; Sean Adkins, Lincoln County; Gretchen Nibert, Mason County; Jarren Tay, Putnam County; and Bailey Stewart and Brandt Maynard, Wayne County.

GRADUATES: Several area students were awarded degrees in May from the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.

The list includes Hilonda Williamson of Barboursville, Patsy Jude of Fort Gay, Sarah Reizman of Kenova, Tia Jordan of Huntington, Tiffany Daniel of Huntington, Drew Pedro McCaffrey of Ashland, Stephanie VanKirk of Ashland, Stevie Sharp of Grayson, Justin Wright of Grayson, Chris Dennis of Chesapeake, Jeremy Hysell of Chesapeake, Kaylie Laginess of Chesapeake, and Julianne Tillis of Chesapeake.

SCHOLARSHIP: Huntington resident Dora Gonzales, who is a fourth-year medical student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, was selected to receive one of two Tully Scholarships, worth $5,000 per year.

The Tully Fund originated in 1994 when Dr. C. Carl Tully and Margaret Tully established an irrevocable Charitable Remainder Unitrust Fund. Due to their love for Family Medicine and faith in the leadership of the Foundation, they chose the Foundation as a recipient of 25 percent of the trust fund with West Virginia University Foundation and the University of Charleston as the recipients of the remainder of the fund.

The Tully Scholarship is available for up to $10,000, or $5,000 per year, for third- and fourth-year medical students enrolled in a school of medicine in West Virginia who promise to remain in the state and practice in Family Medicine. The Tully Fund was designed to help promote and encourage family physicians to practice in West Virginia, especially in under served rural areas.

The loan is forgiven if the recipient practices Family Medicine in West Virginia for at least one year upon completion of an approved Family Medicine Residency Program.

The other student selected to receive the Tully Scholarship, who also attends the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, is Zachary Henry of Clarksburg.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Foundation for the Tri-State Community recently presented scholarships to 32 young men and women from Ohio and Kentucky high schools.

Local scholarship recipients for 2011 are:

Boyd County High School: Jamie Chapman, Timothy Grubb, Mark Reeves and Michaelah Wilburn, the AK Steel Self-Reliance Award.

Chesapeake High School: Megan Gilpin, the Ironton Kiwanis Scholarship.

Dawson-Byrant High School: Hollie Bowman, the Patricia L. Matthews Scholarship.

Greenup County High School: Sara Hardin, the Craig Thompson Memorial Scholarship.

Ironton Catholic Schools: Payton Tyler Blair, the LP-JOMAR Scholarship and Jane McConnell Memorial Scholarship;

Lawrence County (Ky.) High School: David Balakaw, the Ward and Irene Patton Outstanding Graduate Award; Chantae Bryant, the Lawrence County Goodwill Scholarship.

Rose Hill Christian School: Michael Malloy, the Oren & Patty Justice Scholarship.

Paul G. Blazer High School: Desirae Hamlin, the Ashland Women's Scholarship and the Courtney Thomas Memorial Scholarship; Cassandra Gonzalez, the Ashland High School Class of 1939 and the Janet Nunley Scholarship; Jessica Belville, the Representative Don Farley Scholarship; John Stafford, the Billy Gammon Memorial Scholarship; Harley Davis, the Larry Joe Johnson Scholarship; Jonathon Renneker, the Lisa Price Memorial Scholarship; Nicholas Tomlin, the Brent David Shattles Memorial Scholarship. Jacob Adams, Lucy Davis, Lura Frye and David Stapleton also were named recipients of the AK Steel Self Reliance Award.

Pikeville High School: Judith Mullins, the Judith Paige Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

Russell High School: Alyssa Thompson, the Anne & John Ward Memorial Scholarship; Cody Stevents, the Michael David Daniels Scholarship.

Symmes Valley High School: Taylor Runyon, Brianna Schneider and Ryan Stanley, the Gornall Viking Scholarship.

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