Glenville, WV - Representatives from the Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars Program held a 'Meet and Greet' community gathering on the evening of Monday, February 13th at the Y Restaurant in Arnoldsburg.
The event was set up to meet with parents and students from Calhoun County to answer any questions they have about the program.
Nine GSC Hidden Promise Scholars along with their parents enjoyed dinner and met with GSC Hidden Promise Mentor Coordinator Jenny Boggs, Hidden Promise Program Director Teresa Sterns, and Hidden Promise Coordinator Keith Barr. Calhoun County Hidden Promise Mentor Joseph Overbaugh, a GSC freshman from Mount Zion, West Virginia was also in attendance.
The Hidden Promise Scholars program is an alliance among Glenville State College and county school districts across West Virginia aimed at improving communication between higher education and K through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the K-12 and higher education curriculum.
Hidden Promise Scholars are students in the eighth through twelfth grade from central West Virginia. Selected by county superintendents and principals, these students interact with Glenville State College students and faculty and explore the vistas that a college education opens. Hidden Promise Scholars will mentor with college students at their home schools and participate in an array of campus visits.
There are currently thirty-one students in Calhoun County who have been selected as Hidden Promise Scholars.
Upon high school graduation, Hidden Promise Scholars who enroll at Glenville State College receive an annual scholarship. The annual grant is renewable throughout their enrollment at GSC as full-time students maintaining standard academic progress.
Similar 'Meet and Greet' events are planned for each of the twenty counties and Belpre, Ohio school systems that participates in the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program. "These meetings are important because they provide an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with students and parents so they understand the many benefits of our Hidden Promise Scholar-one Program," said Boggs.
To learn more about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Mentor Coordinator Jenny Boggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304)462-6059.