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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: Ritchie

High School: Ritchie County High School

GPA: 4.038

Activities and achievements: This Golden Horseshoe winner also has been honored with a Lions Club award for his hours of community service, which include volunteering at a community garden, building dugouts at a local baseball park, serving with his church youth group and teaching adult Sunday school. Andrew attended the Governor's School for Math and Science, the West Virginia Youth Science Camp, the Governor's Honors Academy, Mountaineer Boys State and the West Virginia Junior Trooper Academy. At his school, he is in student council, the National Honor Society and serves as a tutor and peer mediator.

Plans: Andrew plans to attend an out-of-state university to study architecture, a program that is not offered at any West Virginia institution. He hopes to get a master's degree in architectural history and then return to his home state to begin a career in historic preservation.