20 students selected for 2013-14 Cherry Presidential Scholarship
|Date: Friday, April 12th, 2013||Return|
WKU has selected 20 students as recipients of the 2013-14 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award.
The scholarship is valued at more than $15,700 annually and worth more than $62,800 during a four-year period.
The students were among 45 applicants who visited WKU on March 22 for activities that included an impromptu writing exercise and an interview. In addition to demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement at the secondary level, applicants submitted personal statements, essays and letters of recommendation as part of the selection process.
The 2013-14 Cherry Presidential Scholarship recipients are as follows:
- Alexandra Crume of Terre Haute, Ind., a senior at Terre Haute South Vigo High School whose parents are Gene and Cindy Crume. Crume plans to major in history and secondary education.
- Jody Dahmer of Fisherville, a senior at duPont Manual High School whose parents are Steve Dahmer and Ann Coffey. Dahmer plans to major in political science.
- Fallon Fliehser of Franklin, Tenn., a senior at Centennial High School whose parent is Nora Cherry. Fliehser plans to major in psychology.
- Meredith Harbison of Bowling Green, a senior at Bowling Green High School whose parents are David and Sharon Harbison. Harbison plans to major in psychology.
- Jacob Hodges of Tompkinsville, a senior at Monroe County High School whose parents are Chris and Beth Hodges. Hodges plans to major in economics.
- Jonathan Kinnicutt of Lexington, a senior at Trinity Christian Academy whose parents are Fred and Nina Kinnicutt. Kinnicutt is undecided on a major.
- Merry Krueger of Versailles, a senior at Woodford County High School whose parents are Paul and Melissa Krueger. Krueger plans to major in biology.
- Riley Nelson of Louisville, a senior at Seneca High School whose parents are Jonathan and Lori Nelson. Nelson plans to major in family and consumer sciences.
- Shelley Owens of Bowling Green, a senior at Greenwood High School whose parents are Marc and Melanie Owens. Owens plans to major in graphic design.
- Josie Plummer of Florence, a senior at St. Henry District High School whose parents are Steve and Susan Plummer. Plummer plans to major in communication disorders.
- Meghan Ryckeley of Gallatin, Tenn., a senior at Merrol Hyde Magnet High School whose parents are Bryan and Cheryl Ryckeley. Ryckeley plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine.
- Michael Schrader of Bowling Green, a senior at South Warren High School whose parents are Steven and Michelle Schrader. Schrader plans to major in psychology.
- Brooke Simmons of Fountain Run, a senior at Monroe County High School whose parents are Billy Simmons and Carla Turner. Simmons plans to major in biology.
- Alex Summerville of Rockfield, a senior at Warren Central High School whose parents are Jeff and Debbie Summerville. Summerville plans to major in mathematical economics.
- Grace Therrell of Collierville, Tenn., a senior at Collierville High School whose parent is Peggy Therrell. Therrell plans to major in elementary education.
- Kelly Tursic of Union, a senior at Larry A. Ryle High School whose parents are Rich Tursic and Kathy Tursic. Tursic plans to major in international affairs.
- Shelby Wade of Elizabethtown, a senior at Central Hardin High School whose parents are Steve and Stacy Wade. Wade plans to major in biochemistry.
- Jake Walker of Henderson, a senior at Henderson County High School whose parents are Chad and Melissa Walker. Walker plans to major in finance and economics.
- Jamie Williams of Lawrenceburg, a senior at Anderson County High School whose parents are Jim Williams and Shelly Williams. Williams plans to major in journalism.
- Nicole Williams of Louisville, a senior at duPont Manual High School whose parents are Mark and Ginny Williams. Williams plans to major in biology (pre-med).
Contact: Andy Wagoner, (270) 745-2755.
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