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OVB Names 4-H Scholars


May 24, 2013



Gallipolis, Ohio - Tom Wiseman, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Bank, recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship. The new new scholars were honored on Thursday, May 23, during the 28th annual recognition dinner held in the Bob Evans Event Barn at Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio.

Since the program's debut in 1986, Ohio Valley Bank has helped 194 deserving 4-H members attend college. Recipients receive $750 annually for a total of $3,000 over four years.

The 2013 Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Taylor Adkins of Ona, West Virginia, is the Cabell County Scholar. She is the daughter of David and Kim Adkins. She is a member of the Path Seekers 4-H Club and a graduate of Cabell Midland High School. Adkins plans to attend Marshall University to study nursing.

Skye Barnett of Kitts Hill, Ohio, is the Lawrence County Scholar. She is the daughter of Larry and Beth Barnett. She is a member of the Country Rebels 4-H Club and a graduate of Rock Hill High School. Barnett plans to attend Marshall University to study pre-veterinary medicine.

Rebecca Chadwell of Long Bottom, Ohio, is the Meigs County Scholar. She is the daughter of James and Cynthia Chadwell. She is a member of the Lakeside Leaders 4-H Club and a graduate of Eastern High School. Chadwell plans to attend Owens Community College to study physical therapy.

Madison Crank of Henderson, West Virginia, is the Mason County Scholar. She is the daughter of Bill and Amy Crank. She is a member of the Kountry Kritters 4-H Club and a graduate of Ohio Valley Christian School. Crank plans to attend Concord University to study medicine for a career in oncology.

Michaela Hall of Rio Grande, Ohio, is the Gallia County Scholar. She is the daughter of Matt Hall and Eileen Brown. She is a member of Face of the Future 4-H Club and a graduate of River Valley High School. Hall plans to attend The Ohio State University to study marine biology.

Taylor Osborn of Piketon, Ohio, is the Pike County Scholar. She is the daughter of Todd and Sarah Osborn. She is a member of the Town and Country 4-H Club and a graduate of Piketon High School. Osborn plans to attend Ohio University to study nursing.

Hannah Spohn of Jackson, Ohio, is the Jackson County Scholar. She is the daughter of Scott and Kim Spohn. She is a member of the Jimes Buckeyes 4-H Club and a graduate of Oak Hill High School. She plans to attend Wright State University to study nursing.

Recipients are determined by anonymous committees of local 4-H advisors and volunteers. 4-H involvement accounts for 50 percent of the score. The other half considers the individual's experiences in other groups and activities, academic accomplishments, and potential for success.

Ohio Valley Bank, established in 1872, operates 15 locations throughout southern Ohio and West Virginia. OVB prides itself in investing in the next generation of its communities. In November, Ohio Valley Bank's Right Start Checking account was named one of the nation's "Top 10 Student Checking Accounts at Community Banks" by NerdWallet, a consumer finance blog.