Three ACPS Students Earn Scholarships to Frostburg State University
Annual High School Student Salute Program Affords Graduates Money towards College
Three Allegany County Public School students were recently selected as 2021 recipients of the WCBC/Frostburg State University annual High School Student Salute Program scholarships.
Jada Jones, Fort Hill High School, will receive a $5,000 one-year scholarship to Frostburg State University for the 2021-2022 academic year. Richard Day, Allegany High School, and Emily Lease, Mountain Ridge High School, are the second and third place recipients of $500 scholarships to FSU for the upcoming year.
The Allegany County Student Salute Program is a collaborative effort to recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom. The program was founded by WCBC and is sponsored by Younger Toyota, Frostburg State University, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, and the Allegany County Board of Education.
Through the High School Student Salute, those students identified as exceptional academic achievers, based on GPA, school and community leadership, and who intend to enroll at Frostburg State University, earn the opportunity to qualify for scholarships.
Applications are distributed and then collected by the Allegany County Board of Education. The information on all students applying is converted into “on-air” salutes that run daily on WCBC radio sponsored by Younger Toyota. The applications are then forwarded to the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee, whose members review all applications with the names removed to insure unbiased selection of the FSU scholarship recipients.
The students receiving the High School Salute Scholarships will be recognized publicly at the Allegany County Board of Education on May 11th. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing. Due to the current situation mandated by the Governor, the awards will not be able to be presented in person. WCBC will post video interviews with the award winners.