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15 selected for 2016-17 Cherry Presidential Scholarship

WKU has selected 15 students as recipients of the 2016-17 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award.

The scholarship is valued at $16,000 annually and worth $64,000 during a four-year period.

The students were among 48 applicants who visited WKU on Feb. 12 for activities that included an interview. In addition to demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement at the secondary level, applicants submitted personal statements and essays as part of the selection process. The recipients had an average GPA of 3.98 and an average ACT score of 32.7. There are seven Kentucky Governor’s Scholars, one participant in the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs and one National Merit Semifinalist in the group of recipients.

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The 2016-17 Cherry Presidential Scholarship recipients are:

  • Kayla Beebout of Lexington, a senior at Henry Clay High School who plans to major in English.
  • Antonio Clements of Louisville, a senior at Trinity High School who plans to major in Psychology.
  • Megan DeVore of Bowling Green, a senior at South Warren High School who plans to major in Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology.
  • Harrison Holt of Jackson, Tennessee, a senior at Madison Academic Magnet High School who plans to major in Business Economics.
  • Conner Hounshell of LaGrange, a senior at Oldham County High School who plans to major in Biology/Pre-Medicine.
  • Alexandra Johnston of Warsaw, a senior at Gallatin County High School who plans to major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
  • Logan Marshall of Middletown, Ohio, a senior at Lebanon High School who plans to major in Film.
  • Asha McWilliams of Georgetown, a senior at Scott County High School who plans to major in Political Science.
  • Christopher Sanders of Hebron, a senior at Conner High School who plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Brianna Stanley of Lexington, a senior at Tates Creek High School who plans to major in Photojournalism.
  • Laney Taylor of Georgetown, a senior at Scott County High School who plans to major in Public Health.
  • Kaylin Wells of Falmouth, a senior at Pendleton County High School who plans to major in Marketing.
  • Kathryn Williams of Louisville, a senior at Atherton High School who plans to major in Arabic.
  • Erin Woggon of Louisville, a senior at DuPont Manual Magnet High School who plans to major in International Affairs.
  • Mary Wurtz of Crestview Hills, a senior at Villa Madonna Academy who plans to major in Journalism.

Contact: Andy Wagoner, (270) 745-2755

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