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  • 2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.
    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.

County: Mason

High School: Point Pleasant High School

GPA: 4.25

Activities and achievements: Holden is an Eagle Scout, president of his local Youth Leadership Association and president of his school's chapter of the National Honor Society. He has kept his grades high and succeeded in advanced placement courses even while dealing with a lung condition that has resulted in 16 lung collapses, three surgeries and multiple hospital stays since he was a freshman. In addition, he has served as chairman at the West Virginia Youth in Government program, remained active with the West Virginia Church of God Student Leadership Team and has studied Chinese for the past four years.  

Plans: Holden plans to spend his first year of college at a small school before transferring to a larger university. He wants to study engineering, but he's also interested in politics and public service.