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Eleven Adair Countians compete for Begley Scholarships

Adair County Scholars Day Participants were Ryan Bloyd, Kelsey Castaneda, Samantha Davis, Gary Wayne Feese, Macy Feese, Donald Franklin, Joseph Grider, Heather Jasper, Emily Ramage, Logan Vanarsdale, and Frederick Dale Warren

By Travis Smith
News From Lindsey Wilson College

Eleven Adair County residents competed in Lindsey Wilson College's 2010 Scholars Day, held Saturday February 20, 2010 at the college.

The eleven Adair County residents were among 131 select high school seniors from four states who were invited by the college to compete for one of three John B. Begley Scholarships.

The Adair County residents who participated in 2010 Scholars Day were:
  • Ryan Bloyd -The son of Ronnie and Margaret Bloyd of Columbia, KY. Ryan is a member of the band

  • Kelsey Castaneda -The daughter of Christi and Freddie Curl of Columbia. Kelsey is a member of the band

  • Samantha Davis -The daughter of Brian and Shannon Davis of Columbia. Samantha is a member of BETA and PEP club

  • Gary Wayne Feese Jr. -The son of Gary and Miki Feese of Columbia. Gary is a member of VICA and FFA

  • Macy Feese -The daughter of Jeff and Shannon Feese of Columbia. Macy is a member of National Art Honors Society, PEP club and marching band

  • Donald Franklin -The son of Eddie and Lillie Franklin of Columbia. Donald is a member of BETA club and National Honors Society

  • Joseph Grider -The son of William and Lee Grider of Columbia. Joseph is a member of the baseball team, football team and National Honors Society

  • Heather Jasper -The daughter of Clifford and Betty Sue Jasper of Columbia. Heather is a member of marching band, National Honors Society and the tennis team

  • Emily Ramage -The daughter of Marlin and Janice Ramage of Columbia. Emily is a member of the cheerleading team, FCA and FBLA

  • Logan Vanarsdale -The son of Doug and Pam Vanarsdale of Columbia. Logan is a Camp Casey volunteer and holds numerous academic awards

  • Frederick Dale Warren -The son of Kelly and Gidgett Warren of Columbia. Frederick is a member of BETA and PEP club.
The 131 Begley Scholars candidates submitted essays, interviewed with a three-panel committee and met with the college's faculty and staff.

The Begley Scholars Program which is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships in Kentucky higher education - was created in 1997 to honor John B. Begley, who served as the sixth president of Lindsey Wilson from 1978-97.

Begley Scholars receive a full-tuition-and-fees scholarship to attend Lindsey Wilson. The renewable scholarship - which includes tuition, room and board - is worth more than $23,000 a year and more than $100,000 over four years. Students are named Begley Scholars based on their academic ability and performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities.

"You will all receive a world-class education if you choose to attend Lindsey Wilson," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "The thing that makes this scholarship so distinctive is the experience you will have while a Begley Scholar. It's a world-class experience to go along with a world-class education."

This year's Begley Scholars will be announced in three to four weeks, according to LWC Director of Admissions Charity Ferguson.

Begley Scholars are expected to participate in at least two co-curricular activities simultaneously, assuming formal leadership in at least one of them.

Begley Scholars are also required to fulfill a service component and are expected to distinguish themselves as men and women of high moral character by living according to high personal standards and exercising good judgment daily.

This story was posted on 2010-03-23 19:36:22
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