High School Juniors Honored at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
May 16 2001

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 6th year for the awards to be given by the College. Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid, selected Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life by Richard Paul 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 followed by the book award ceremony as part of a banquet. Book Award Coordinator Autumn D. Swick served as master of ceremonies and Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid Michael S. Curry provided the keynote address. Director of Admissions Jim Huffman presented the awards.

High school juniors receiving the book award included:

BARTLEY, Carrie Golden, Big Creek High

BECKLEY, Christopher Cooper, Woodrow Wilson High

BLUEFIELD, Samantha Creasy, Pocahontas High

CAMERON, Allison Butler, Cameron High

CHARLESTON, Jennifer Barker, George Washington High

COVINGTON, Samantha K. Baker, Covington High

FAYETTEVILLE, Cassidy Toler, Fayetteville High

HANOVER, Jade Tyan Perez, Baileysville High

HARTS, Matthew Mullins, Chapmanville High

JOLO, Daniel J. Puckett, Iaeger High

MEADOW BRIDGE, Sara T. Patterson, Meadow Bridge High

NIMITZ, Aaron Lloyd Crook, Pipestem Christian Academy High

OAK HILL, Chad Kirk, Oak Hill High

OCEANA, Dena Walker, Oceana High

OMAR, Kellie Johnson, Beth Haven Christian High

PICKAWAY, Heidi Jackson, James Monroe High

POCA, Jessica Nicole Hoskins, Poca High

PRINCETON, Jigna M. Gadhia, Princeton High

RADFORD, Deana Marie Phillips, Radford High

ROCK, Jessica Ann Johnson, Montcalm High

RUPERT, Jennifer George, Greenbrier West High

SISTERVILLE, Anne Peters, Tyler Consolidated High

ST. MARYS, Jared Ryan Tice, St. Marys High

STAUNTON, Victor C. Wise, Robert E. Lee High

TRUE, Kemp Peterson, PikeView High

WAYSIDE, Danielle D. Richmond, Summers County High

WELCH, Desiree B. Cline, Mount View High

WINFIELD, Mary Elizabeth Semder, Winfield High

For more information about attending Concord College, call toll-free
1-888-384-5249, or 1-304-384-5249 or e-mail at admissions@concord.edu.


Concord College Notes: More than 75% of the student population receives some sort of financial aid (scholarships and need-based federal financial aid); $9.7 million was awarded in the 98/99 school year and $12.2 million in 99/00, an increase of 26%.