High School Juniors Honored at Concord
Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Book Awards are held annually to reward high school juniors who are interested in attending college. This is the 7th year for the awards to be given by the College.
Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid, selected The Passion of the Western Mind by Richard Tarnas to award to the students. "I chose a book that will challenge you to think differently," stated Curry. "Concord College is dedicated to fostering high-level critical thinking skills for every student. Understanding facts alone is not enough. Today, students need to anticipate the unasked questions–to dare to challenge old assumptions in light of new evidence–to meet the demands of a highly competitive world."
The students participated in an outing to Pipestem State Park, on Tuesday, May 7, followed by the book award ceremony as part of a banquet. Dr. James White, assistant professor for political science, provided the keynote address. Director of Admissions Jim Huffman presented the awards.
High school juniors receiving the book award included:
BAILEYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL-Erica Morgan
BETH HAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-David Lewis
BIG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL-Melanie Fowler
BLUEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL-Lindsey Warf
BURCH HIGH SCHOOL-Sarah Erwin
CAMERON HIGH SCHOOL-Ann McCulley
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL-Joseph Mosko
GREENBRIER WEST HIGH SCHOOL-Jennifer Wood
HURRICANE HIGH SCHOOL-Amanda Hill
INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL-Jessica Keaton
LOGAN HIGH SCHOOL-Sherry Blankenship
MEADOW BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL-Susan Sims
MONTCALM HIGH SCHOOL-Carla Riffe
MOUNT HOPE HIGH SCHOOL- Jennifer Hornick, Joseph James, Richard Sizemore, II
PIKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL-Laura Rebecca Terry
POCAHONTAS HIGH SCHOOL-Jill Howell
PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL-Amanda Barie
RICHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL-Adrienne Adkins
UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL (Morgantown)-Jason Gross
VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Pine Grove, Wetzel County)-Ashley Brown
WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL-Sharra Cales
WYOMING EAST HIGH SCHOOL-Lyndsey Schurdell
For more information about attending Concord College, call toll-free 1-888-384-5249, or 1-304-384-5249 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.