Scholarships To Allegheny Echoes Writers Workshop Available

Hillsboro, WV – The Little Levels Heritage Fair will offer two Pearl S. Buck Student Writer’s Scholarships to the Allegheny Echoes Writers Workshop this summer. Thanks to a Michael C. Porter “Do Good Things” contribution, the scholarships will allow one college student and one high school junior or senior to attend the workshop, scheduled for June. The workshop will be led this year by Creative Writing instructor Kirk Judd. Laura Treacy Bentley, writer in residence for the Marshall University Writing Project will also join Kirk during the workshop.

The theme for the scholarship competition is Writing Home’ and all entries are to be in the form of a letter. The time frame of the letter is 1892 to 1972 to encompass the lifetime of Pearl S. Buck. You may write either as one from another country visiting the Little Levels area and writing to someone back home, or as someone from the Little Levels who is visiting another country such as China, and comparing life there with life in the Little Levels.

Entries should have only the first name on the front of the letter, but should include the following information on the lower right hand corner on the back of the letter:

Full Name
Complete address
Telephone number
Email address
Grade level, your school and your age

Please mail the entry to:

Little Levels Heritage Fair, Inc.
HC 64 Box 423
Hillsboro, WV 24946

Please write SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION on the envelope.

Entries must be mailed prior to April 15th, 2011 and winners will be notified in early May. Winners will be invited to read their entry during the Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 25th in Hillsboro.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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