Jacob with his parents Jay and Teresa Richards

Jacob Lee Richards of Big Springs, Calhoun County, was the recipient of the Melissa Oshoway Criminal Justice Scholarship, awarded May 10, at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center's awards ceremony.

The scholarship benefits a youth pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and is awarded each year in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is available for Calhoun and Gilmer County students.

Jacob will graduate from Calhoun High School May 25 and will enroll at Fairmont State University in the fall.

Missy, the daughter of John and Sue Oshoway, passed away January 5, 2005 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Christmas Eve 2004. In an effort to see that this vibrant young lady's memory lives on, the Melissa Oshoway Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund was formed.

A thank you is extended to those contributing to and supporting the Melissa Oshoway Scholarship fund, and Grantsville First Baptist Church, Judge and Mrs. George Scott, Mort and Mary Beth Titus, and Carolyn Lane.

If you would like to contribute to the fund in Missy's memory please send donations to: Melissa Oshoway Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 136, Grantsville, WV 26147 or contact John or Sue Oshoway at 354-9204.

Jacob with John and Sue Oshoway