ELKINS – Helene Woodworth of Waynesboro, Virginia, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on the College campus. Woodworth, a homeschool student, was selected from a group of the 54 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.
Woodworth is the daughter of John and Joanna Woodworth of Waynesboro, Virginia. Throughout middle school and high school, she was a member of Christian centered organizations including Awana and American Heritage Girls.
Her efforts through community service projects were honored with the Harriot Tubman Award and the Lewis and Clark Award for leadership and diligence. In high school, she taught a beginner’s Latin class and served as a Latin tutor. She also volunteered to help lead Vacation Bible School groups, assist with student classes at the homeschooling Parent Practicums and aided in children’s ministry at her church. At D&E, Woodworth plans to major in nursing.
Students vying for the scholarships submitted essays and participated in interviews with a panel made up of a Davis & Elkins alumnus or alumna, a current student and a faculty member.
To be eligible to compete, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students were also required to submit a list of outstanding leadership honors or awards they have received and describe three skills that have strengthened them as a leader. The essay of no more than 500 words consisted of a personal statement outlining the students’ interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.
For additional information, call 304-637-1230 or visit www.dewv.edu/future-students.