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Local students attend student-scholars event

Nov. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The 27th Annual Oustanding Black High School Student-Scholars Weekend took place Nov. 1 and 2 on Marshal University's campus in Huntington.

The event is attended by students who have been deemed the "best and brightest" African-American junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and the Tri-State region.

The students were selected by their respective high schools, based upon specified criteria reflective of strong leadership potential and high academic standing. More than 325 students and their family members attended.

The students participated in a variety of activities including visits with the deans of various colleges, campus tours and a team challenge event at the MU Recreation Center.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, students and parents attended the Annual Awards Breakfast Banquet. The keynote was delivered by Marshall graduate student and 3rd year WVSOM medical student, Brent Frederick, who was introduced to Marshall in high school, when he also attended this program.

Local students who attended the event were Kayla Gray, Kinsleigh Smith from Cabell Midland High School; Dominic Allen, Lillie Bodie, Daniel Clark, Kishauna Harper, Myia Hill, Savannah Hopkins, Johnathan Jackson, Adriann Johnson, Jumod Jones, Joseph Keith, Sarah Keith, Sebastian Kinder, Zarifa Mitchell, Brandon Morrison, Margaret Parrish, Alexandra Poore, Derek Rankin, Marissa Reese, Kyia Rogers, Olivia Staples, Clarice Stradwick, Daleesha Washington from Huntington High School; Ny-Thau Brown from South Point High School that attended the event.

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