Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Amanda Nicole Davis

Yesterday evening I heard this story about a young girl who is a student at Liberty High School in Clarksburg, WV named Amanda Davis. Amanda is finishing her junior year at the school, and is a finalist for a full scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan. The final hurdle she needs to make it over is an online voting program that is being hosted by WV Metro News.

I met Amanda last summer at a high school girls basketball camp that was held in Morgantown, WV at WVU. She is tenacious on the court, and I later learned that basketball is one of three sports at which she excels. (She has also received honors on the local, regional, and state level for soccer and volleyball). While her athletic accolades are impressive, she knows that sports aren't everything, and she applies herself with the same level of discipline in the classroom. She currently has a 4.0 GPA, and to maintain that level of academic success while being involved in the rigors of successfully playing three sports is very rare.

Beyond her strong sense of discipline in the classroom and on the playing fields, she also serves in her community. She has served with her local hospital, the Salvation Army, and even the Red Cross. She mentors and tutors others through the Fairmont State University Gear Up program as well.

After hearing her story, I felt like it was more than appropriate to vote for her to have an opportunity to gain a full scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan. I also felt like I should share the opportunity with you. She was selected as a finalist from an initial pool of over 100 students.

Will you take a minute and vote for this young lady to have an opportunity to receive this scholarship and attend West Virginia Wesleyan College? Click here to vote. Make sure you confirm your vote by opening the email they send you once you vote. The whole process takes less than a minute.

Thanks to everyone who votes, and I hope you have an awesome day!

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