Three Allegany County Public School graduates were recently selected as 2022 recipients of the WCBC/Frostburg State University Annual High School Student Salute Program scholarships.
Abigayle Spangler, Fort Hill High School, will receive a $5,000 one-year scholarship to Frostburg State University for the 2022-2023 academic year. Haley Llewellyn, Mountain Ridge High School, and Noah Logsdon, Allegany High School, are the second and third place recipients of $500 scholarships to FSU for the upcoming year.
Abigayle was enrolled in a variety of AP and college-level courses at Fort Hill. She was the drum major in the marching band, the student body and senior class president, and the president of the National Honor Society. Abigayle was also a member of the basketball and tennis teams. She plans to major in health science at FSU and hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
Haley was also enrolled in a number of Honors and college-level classes at Mountain Ridge. She was the senior class vice president, the captain of the varsity soccer team, and a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Haley was also a member of mock trial, the show choir, and the tennis and indoor track teams and the National Honor Society. She plans to attend Frostburg State University in the nurse practitioner program and hopes to pursue a career in that same field.
Noah, too, was also enrolled in many upper-level courses at Allegany. He was the percussion section leader and drumline captain in the band, the editor of video production for Allegany Morning Live, and a member of the National Honor Society. Noah plans to attend Frostburg State University to major in computer science and hopes to pursue a career as a computer software engineer.
The Allegany County Student Salute Program is a collaborative effort to recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom founded by WCBC and sponsored by Chessie Federal Credit Union, Frostburg State University, The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, and the Allegany County Board of Education. Through the program, 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 Chessie Federal Credit Union. The applications are then forwarded to the Chamber Education Committee, who reviews all applications with the names removed to insure unbiased selection of the FSU scholarship recipients.
The students receiving the Student Salute Scholarships were recognized publicly at the June 7, 2022, Allegany County Board of Education. Applications for next year’s Student Salute will be distributed to eligible seniors in September.