GALLIPOLIS — Madison Conley, Karlee Edmonds, Jordan Johnson, Laura Elizbeth Pullins, and Zayne Warrens were named the recipients of the 2017 Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship. To date, the bank has helped 217 4-H members pay for college through the program.
Jordan Johnson of Gallipolis, Ohio was named the Gallia County scholar. He is the son of Amy and Stoney Johnson and a member of Country to Core 4-H Club. Johnson is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and plans to attend the Ohio State University to study agricultural communications with a minor in animal science.
Madison Conley of Piketon, Ohio was named the Pike County scholar. She is the daughter of Cliff and Krista Conley and a member of Pike County Livestock 4-H Club. This spring she graduated from Piketon High School and plans to attend the Ohio State University to study pre-med, with special interest in pathology and disease research.
Karlee Edmonds of Point Pleasant, West Virginia was named the Mason County scholar. She is the daughter of Will and Lynnita Edmonds and a member of Hillbillies 4-H Club. She is a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and plans to attend Fairmont State University to study theatre arts.
Laura Elizbeth Pullins of Long Bottom, Ohio was named the Meigs County scholar. She is the daughter of Thomas and Stacie Pullins and a member of Meigs County Dairy 4-H Club. Pullins is a graduate of Eastern High School and plans to attend Marietta College to study sports management.
Zayne Warrens of Jackson, Ohio was named the Jackson County scholar. He is the son of Jered and Missy Warrens and a member of Ridge Runners 4-H Club. Warrens is a graduate of Jackson High School and plans to attend Wright State University to study environmental engineering.
Created in 1986, for over 30 years the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding high school seniors for their accomplishments in 4-H. Recipients receive $3,000 over 4 years which is presented to them during the county fair.
Winners are determined by 4-H advisors and volunteers. 4-H involvement accounts for 50 percent of the decision. The other half considers the individual’s experiences in other groups and activities, academic accomplishments and potential for success.
Ohio Valley Bank, established in 1872 and based in Gallipolis, operates 19 offices throughout southern Ohio and western West Virginia, in each of the counties in which 4-H scholars are named. The company is a subsidiary of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. whose stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC. The company’s website is www.ovbc.com.
Article submitted by OVB.