Sisters receive scholarships

Staff Report

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association, the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, recently presented college scholarships to Victoria Elizabeth Walker and Darrian Sahana Walker — sisters from Point Pleasant — at City Ice & Fuel Company Inc., in Point Pleasant, officials announced.

Darrian Walker is a 2016 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and will be attending Marshall University in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in elementary education. While at Point Pleasant High School, Walker was a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. Walker was a varsity cheerleader for four years. Walker is also very active in her church, the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Victoria Walker is a 2014 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and will be going into her junior year at Marshall University where she’s majoring in business management with an emphasis in health care. While at Marshall, Walker has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. Walker is a very active member in community organizations including the 4-H Club and also at her church, the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. She was named to Marshall’s Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester. She is a three-time recipient of this award.

The sisters’ mother, Vickie Walker, works at City Ice & Fuel Company Inc. in Point Pleasant.

“Education is an essential part of our lives and providing our state’s youth with the opportunities to receive a quality education is key in moving West Virginia forward. We are extremely pleased to be in a position to support our members, their employees and families in furthering their education,” said Jan Vineyard, president of OMEGA. “We received dozens of applications and the selection process was very competitive, but Victoria and Darrian really stood out. They both excel academically while dedicating a lot of their time to helping the community. We congratulate them on this selection and wish them the best of luck.”

OMEGA’s scholarship program is designed to assist their members, children of members, employees of members and their children. The program provides a one-time $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors, undergraduates or graduate students enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university. Students may re-apply to the program each year as long as they meet requirements.

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