Gilmer County students and parents attend 'Meet and Greet'

Glenville, WV - A Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars Program annual 'Meet and Greet' community gathering took place on the evening of Monday, February 25th at the Pizza Hut in Glenville. The event was held to meet with parents and students from Gilmer County to discuss program updates and upcoming summer camps as well as to answer any questions they have about the program.

Ten GSC Hidden Promise Scholars along with their parents enjoyed pizza and soft drinks and met with GSC Hidden Promise Coordinator Jenny Boggs and GSC Mentor Coordinator Stacy Adkins. GSC Hidden Promise Mentors for Gilmer County Olivia Ferrell, a senior from Glenville, and Boris Nimcevic, a junior from Serbia, were also in attendance.

Braxton County students and parents attend 'Meet and Greet'

Twelve GSC Hidden Promise Scholars from Braxton County along with their parents met Tuesday, February 19th in the cafeteria at Braxton County High School. The group njoyed pizza and soft drinks and met with GSC Hidden Promise Coordinator Jenny Boggs, GSC Hidden Promise Mentor Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and Braxton County High School Counselor Edna Wilson.

Hidden Promise Scholars are students in the eighth through twelfth grades 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-five students in Gilmer County and thirty-seven students in Braxton 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 thirty-seven counties and Belpre, Ohio school systems that participate in the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program. "These community gatherings provide the opportunity to discuss the program in a casual setting and allow the scholars to meet their mentors in person. They are a very important part of the program, and I love having them," said Boggs.

To learn more about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Boggs at   virginia.boggs@glenville.edu   or (304)462-6059.

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