Higginbotham chosen for WVSSAC scholarship


Five West Virginia High School students, including a student from Point Pleasant High School, were selected by the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to receive $1,000 or higher education scholarships.

Makinley Higginbotham was chosen as a recipient from PPHS, along with Josie Payton, Lincoln High School, Stafford Cessna, Frankfort High School, Griffin Snyder, Richwood High School, Austin Hayes, Webster County High School.

The candidates for the scholarships were judged on character, leadership, participation, citizenship, scholarship, and financial need. In order to apply, they needed at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT composite score of 16. The Scholarship Program is one of two programs sponsored by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to honor academic achievement by students involved in extracurricular activities.

The State is divided into five administrative districts represented by a Board of Directors member. Each district member will make the presentation at the school’s annual awards ceremony. The Commission’s motto is “Academics Plus Activities Equal Partners in Education.”

These awards are sponsored by the WVSSAC. The recipients were selected from 29 applicants throughout the State of West Virginia. The Board of Directors chose them on April 11.

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