We introduce you to another EQT Student of Excellence Scholarship Award winner. This time we Travel to Wetzel County to meet Joanna Graham. She is a senior at Magnolia High School and she's making a positive impact in both her school and community.
"My advice would be to get involved into everything you can," said Graham. "I know it's cliché but it is so true. You want to stay involved and do the best you can in everything you participate in."
Some excellent advice for students to follow throughout their high school career. Joanna Graham of Magnolia High School has certainly followed that advice over the years. Her hard work and dedication in the classroom as well as her service and commitment to the community makes her a perfect role model for any young student.
"I was very excited when I found out I won that scholarship," she said. "It's a great honor and I'm thankful for any help I can get, so thank you to EQT."
Joanna carries an impressive 4.036 GPA and is active in several honors groups at Magnolia. She is president of the Technology Students Association and co-president of both the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, which is the math honorary society. That's not all. Joanna is vice- president of the Art National Honor Society and is a member of the Science Honor Society. She is a member of student council and the Drug Free Clubs of America.
Her favorite organization, however, is the service club where she has more than 300 hours of community service. That includes work at her local library where she reads to children at least once a week.
"I get to do different things for the community including the library," she said. "I take tickets for sporting events. I get to know people and build bonds with people in the community."
After High School Joanna plans to attend West Virginia University and major in civil engineering.