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Calhoun School Superintendent Ronald Blankenship announced the winners of the McKelvey Gold and Silver Scholarships on December 6 at Calhoun High School. Miss Tiffany Jones and Mr. Shane Yeager, CHS seniors, were the recipients of the McKelvey Gold Scholarship which consists of the following: a full scholarship, including tuition, room and board (after state/federal/other grants are awarded) and student activities fees - a laptop computer and printer - a week at McKelvey Camp Entrepreneur

The McKelvey Silver Scholarship winners are Ms. Shaina Cain and Mr. David Albaugh, also CHS seniors. They will each receive a scholarship in the amount of up to $2,500 per year for four years.

David Albaugh, Shaina Cain, Mr. Blankenship,
Tiffany Jones and Shane Yeager

McKelvey Gold Scholarship winners, in return, must: pay for books, supplies and other expenses not covered by the Foundation - attend Camp Entrepreneur - work on campus an average of 10 hours a week and report time to the Foundation - work with your high school guidance counselor, serving as a mentor to students who are not planning on a post-secondary education - two seniors, one junior and one sophomore. Take these students on college visits and encourage them to continue their education beyond high school, preferably going on to college - provide 80 hours of community service each summer

McKelvey Silver Scholarship winners must: be available to help Gold recipients with monitoring, if need be - provide 50 hours of community service each summer

A recipient of either McKelvey Gold or Silver Scholarship must: attend a McKelvey partnering college - maintain at least, a GPA acceptable to the college or university in the first two years and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA until graduation - live on campus for all four years - be available to their school district to work under the school's direction for the required number of community service hours each year. The type of service must be approved by the Foundation and each student must report their community service hours to the Foundation on a regular basis - sign a waiver permitting their college to report their academic and financial standing to the Foundation - Respond in a timely fashion to McKelvey Foundation requests.

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