WILLIAMSON -- Kenova resident Garrett McCormick has been awarded the West Virginia GED/EDP Scholarship for the 2008-2009 fall semester to attend Marshall University.

The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester provided Mr. Garrett maintains a 2.0 grade point average.

The scholarship is sponsored by state Sen. H. Truman Chafin, Senate Majority Leader in honor of his late father, Tom C. Chafin, who was a former Sheriff of Mingo County. Senator Chafin's wife, Letitia Chafin, is a member of the Marshall University Board of Governors and Vice-President of the West Virginia State Bar Association.

Senator Chafin awards the scholarship each year to a deserving student in his Sixth Senatorial District comprised of Wayne, Mingo, McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming counties in southern West Virginia.

Senator Chafin said he is pleased to sponsor the annual scholarship in honor of his father.

"My dad always said that sometimes it just takes one little step, one little kind word or a some little act of kindness to change a person's life and make a difference," Chafin said. "I am pleased that Garrett McCormick who lives in my Senatorial District will further his education and I wish him every success."

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