University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 07 2002

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 admissions@concord.edu.

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