Students awarded scholarships for academic success


By Ciara Conley - [email protected]



Alex Powell, from Minford High School


Ben Cunningham, from Minford High School


Mason Harris from Minford High School


Rachael Slone, from South Webster High School


Taylor Golden, from Valley High School


Five Scioto County Students are being recognized for their scholastic achievements.

Students Mason Harris, Ben Cunningham and Alex Powell from Minford High School, Rachael Slone from South Webster High School, and Taylor Golden from Valley High School were all awarded scholarships for their scholastic success.

Harris is a senior at Minford High School, and the recipient of the Moore Family Scholarship. He is the son of Ben and Terah Harris. He is an active member of the Butcher-Coriell Chapter of the National Honor Society, Red, White and Youth, the Minford Foreign Language Club, and has traveled to Europe as a Student Ambassador. Mason has been recognized as Academic All-Ohio in Track and Field, a four year varsity member in both Soccer and Track, as well as receiving State, Regional, District and Conference awards in Track.

Harris plans to attend Ohio State University and pursue a degree in Earth Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences studying mineralogy and paleontology, and training to work in the field of geoscience research.

Students Ben Cunningham and Alex Powell also of Minford, received Ohio State University Alumni Scholarships.

Cunningham is a senior at Minford High School and has been accepted into the Pre-Engineering Program and Ohio State University. He is a member of the Boy’s Varsity Tennis team and a member of the school Bible Club. He has been employed at Gampp’s John Deere for the past two years.

Powell is a senior at Minford High School and will be attending Ohio State University, after being directly accepted into the Fisher College of Business. He will be participating in the Business Scholars Program. He has served as the captain of the Minford Quiz and Science for the past two years. Alex has also participated in Spanish Club, Art Club, and the Drug Free Leadership Alliance. Alex is a member of the National Honor Society where he serves as treasurer. He has also participated in baseball, cross-country and golf. Powell attended the West Point Summer Leadership Experience the summer before his senior year.

“We are proud of all three young men, said Minford High School’s Assistant Principal Tate Skinner, “all are great representations of Minford High School. We wish them the best.”

Rachael Slone, a senior at South Webster High School, has also received the Moore Family Scholarship. She is the daughter of Rodney Slone and Mary Slone. She is the senior class secretary. She is also actively involved in Track and many other groups at her high school. In her community she is involved in 4H, Junior Fair Board, Teen Leaders and SWFD Ladies Auxiliary.

She plans to attend Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute and major in Livestock Science. After completing a 2 year program, she plans to transfer to Ohio State University to complete her degree and hopes to attend Veterinary School.

In addition to Cunningham and Powell, Taylor Golden from Valley High School also received the Ohio State University Alumni Scholarship.

Golden attends Valley High School, and intends to dual major in political science and a business-related field with international emphasis at Ohio State. He plans to attend law school after his undergraduate studies.

“I think it is a tremendous opportunity for me to put my goals into action,” said Golden, “I am very grateful and honored to receive this scholarship and continue my education. I can’t express how grateful I am to all those who have supported me.”

In the future, he is looking to take his efforts from a local community level to a global scale, where he can assist in organizing tremendous acts of love for humanity that will transcend country borders, and make the world a better place as a result. An aspiring missionary, he will also write and hopefully help others to realize their potential with his work.

Alex Powell, from Minford High School
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Alex-Powell.jpgAlex Powell, from Minford High School

Ben Cunningham, from Minford High School
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Ben-Cunningham.jpgBen Cunningham, from Minford High School

Mason Harris from Minford High School
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Mason-Harris.jpgMason Harris from Minford High School

Rachael Slone, from South Webster High School
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Rachael-Slone.jpgRachael Slone, from South Webster High School

Taylor Golden, from Valley High School
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Taylor-Golden.jpgTaylor Golden, from Valley High School

By Ciara Conley

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Reach Ciara Conley at 740-353-3101 ext 1932 or via Twitter @PDT_Ciara

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-353-3101 ext 1932 or via Twitter @PDT_Ciara

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