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Ohio Valley Bank names 2019 4-H Scholars


May 29, 2019

OVB 4-H Scholars L-R: Ciera Older, Annalee Warrens, Josie Jones, Layne Moorman, Morgan Christian, and Sarah Deem.

 

Sarah Deem, Morgan Christian, Annalee Warrens, Layne Moorman, Ciera Older and Josie Jones were named the recipients of the 2019 Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship. To date, the bank has helped 229 4-H members pay for college through the program.

Sarah Deem of Point Pleasant, W.Va., was named the Mason County scholar. She is the daughter of Deron and Melissa Ann Deem and a member of Kountry Kritters 4-H Club. She will graduate from Point Pleasant High School this spring and plans to attend West Virginia University to study marketing and advertising/public relations.

Morgan Christian, of Barboursville, W.Va., was named the Cabell County scholar. She is the daughter of Michael Christian and Carol DeBord and a member of Cabell County Teen Leaders 4-H Club. She will graduate from Cabell Midland High School this spring and plans to attend West Virginia University to study biology.

Annalee Warrens of Jackson, Ohio, was named the Jackson County scholar. She is the daughter of Jered and Missy Warrens and a member of Ridge Runners 4-H Club. She will graduate from Jackson High School this spring and plans to attend Ohio State University to study to become a vocational agriculture teacher.

Layne Moorman of Piketon, Ohio, was named the Pike County Scholar. She is the daughter of Michael and Stacy Moorman and a member of Chix-N-Chaps 4-H Club. She will graduate from Piketon High School this spring and plans to attend Ohio University to study chemistry.

Ciera Older of Pomeroy, Ohio, was named the Meigs County Scholar. She is the daughter of Chris and Melissa Lambert and a member of Busy Beavers 4-H Club. She will graduate from Meigs High School this spring and plans to attend Ohio Valley University to study elementary education, specializing in special education.

Josie Jones of Bidwell, Ohio, was named the Gallia County Scholar. She is the daughter of Vernon and Jodi Jones and a member of For His Glory 4-H Club. She will graduate from River Valley High School this spring and plans to attend Marshall University to study speech language pathology.

Created in 1986, for over 30 years the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding high school seniors for their accomplishments in 4-H.  Recipients receive $3,000 over 4 years which is presented to them during the county fair.

Winners are determined by 4-H advisors and volunteers. 4-H involvement accounts for 50 percent of the decision. 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 and based in Gallipolis, operates 18 offices throughout southern Ohio and western West Virginia, in each of the counties in which 4-H scholars are named. The company is a subsidiary of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. whose stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC.