Pocahontas County HS Senior Wins NRAO/AUI Scholarship

Green Bank, WV – Logan Plumley, a senior at Pocahontas County HS is the winner of a 2011 Associated Universities, Inc. Trustree Scholarship in the amount of $3500.00. Scholarship winners were announced on April 11th by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He is one of five students to receive the scholarships this year.

AUI was established in 1946 as an educational institution dedicated to research, development, and education in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. AUI operates the National Radio Astronomy Observatory facilities under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

At the high school, Plumley is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Tribe Club, and cooking entr e winner in the annual Foreign Language Festival. Along with completing his core classes at the high school, he’s also earned the hours needed for his journeyman’s license to become a certified electrician.

He’s a member of the golf team and has competed in the West Virginia state tournament for the last three years. He’s captain of the high school baseball team, and has played his guitar during fundraisers for Allegheny Mountain Radio and at local elementary schools to promote the arts. He’s also been a volunteer coach at Warrior Basketball camp.

In the fall, Plumley will attend Potomac State College, followed by West Virginia University, majoring in Civil Engineering. He’s the son of Thomas and Christine Plumley of Green Bank.

Other winners of the scholarship include Ellise “Ellie” Braatz, formerly of Green Bank, now a senior at Albemarle High School, Mileva Gacanich, a senior at Soccoro High School in New Mexico, Xuyi Guo, a senior at Harrisonburg High School, and Katherine “Kay” Rodriguez, a senior at Deep Run High School in Richmond, Va. Like Plumley, all are the children of NRAO/AUI employees.

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Heather Niday

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