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W.Va. senior named finalist for American Legion scholarship

July 06, 2010
  • Chelsea Hessler
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BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Chelsea Hessler, a senior at Berkeley Springs High School, was named a Samsung American Legion Scholarship National Finalist. She was selected by the staff of Rhododendron Girls State which was held at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va., on June 18. Chelsea is the first student from Morgan County, W.Va., to be honored with this award since the scholarship began in 1996.

In making the announcement, the selection officials said Chelsea was named a finalist on the basis of academics, school and community involvement, and financial need.

Chelsea will join 99 other national finalists from around the United States, each competing for one of 12 scholarships worth about $20,000 each.

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