Zanesville American Legion Awards 12 Students with Scholarships

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Zanesville American Legion Post 29 handed out scholarships this evening to recent high school graduates who plan to head to college in the fall.

The American Legion handed out eight scholarships last year, but this year the organization was able to award 12 students. The scholarships were available to students who are dependents of Post no. 29 members or a grandchild of a member.

“We try to help out the community as much as we can, especially our members,” finance officer of the American Legion Michael Weaver said. “We try to help mostly veterans as a whole, but anybody in the community for the most part that needs help; if they need to do a fundraiser we can assist with that.”

American Legion members wanted to award these hard working students with funds to help with college. The organization also hopes they will join the American Legion one day. 

“They will get $500 this year and then at the beginning of the year they will get another $500, as long as they turn their grades in and they are up to date… We try to honor the kids and show how much it means to us that we’re giving out these scholarships,” Weaver said. 

For my information on the American Legion and the community services and projects they do, you can visit them on Facebook. 

Natalie Comer
Natalie grew up in Martinsburg, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism emphasizing in broadcast. During her time at WVU, she worked and interned with WVU Athletics Video, where she helped with video production on game days. Her senior year of college, she was the Sports Reporter/Anchor for “WVU News,” an Emmy-award winning newscast produced by journalism students. Natalie is a huge sports fanatic. She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, but when it comes to football, she cheers on the LA Rams. Her dream job is to be a reporter in the NHL.