ELKINS – Katelyn Leary of Elkins has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Leary, a graduate of Elkins High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.
Leary is the daughter of Billy Leary and Julie Leary of Elkins. At Elkins High School, she was a four-year member of the band and participated in indoor guard and the Tigerettes. At D&E, Leary plans to study elementary education.
To be eligible to compete for a Leadership Scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students were also required to submit a list of outstanding leadership honors or awards they have received and describe three skills that have strengthened them as a leader. Students vying for the scholarships participated in interviews and submitted an essay of no more than 500 words consisting of a personal statement outlining their interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.
For additional information, call 304-637-1230 or visit www.dewv.edu/future-students.