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Franklin Furnace resident earns scholarship

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University Scholarship Committee awarded the 2009-10 Big Sandy SuperStore Vanhoose Stewart Foundation Scholarship of $2,000 to Abbey Barrett.

Applicants must be a current employee, spouse and/or dependent of a current employee who has completed one year or 1,000 hours of employment with Big Sandy Furniture, one of its affiliates, and/or affiliates within the footprints of the Vanhoose-Stewart Foundation.

Barrett, daughter of Glenn and Jane Barrett, of Franklin Furnace, is a 2009 graduate of Green High School where she participated in the marching and concert bands, Spanish Club and both the basketball and softball teams. Barrett plans on obtaining a nursing degree at SSU to become a nurse practitioner.

The funds of this scholarship are administered by the SSU Development Foundation.