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Dawson-Bryant student wins Ohio Valley Bank 4-H scholarship

KITTS HILL — Dawson-Bryant High School graduate Zachary Sloan has been selected as a 2009 winner of the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship Program.

Sloan is the son of Mark and Karen Wade of Kitts Hill.

He is a member of Gingham and Denim 4-H Club. He plans to attend Shawnee State University and study Occupational Therapy.

The Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship Program was created in 1986 to reward outstanding high school seniors for their accomplishments in 4-H. When the program began, four scholarships were awarded each year.

However as the bank grew, so did the number of scholarships. Now, seven graduating high school seniors annually receive a scholarship valued at $3,000, over four years.

Current recipients will receive their scholarship money during the county fair.

The winners are determined by anonymous committees of 4-H advisers and volunteers. 4-H experiences make up 50 percent of the score, while the other half is derived from experiences in other groups and activities, academic accomplishments and potential for success.

To date, the bank has given $307,000 to 166 deserving 4-H members.