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Huntington High School graduate receives Jeffrey C. Ohl scholarship

July 14, 2018

Benjamin McGinnis recieved the Jeffrey C. Ohl Scholarship. He is a graduate of Huntington High School and plans to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Benjamin Maxwell McGinnis, a recent graduate of Huntington High School, has been chosen by the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee as the recipient of this year’s Jeffrey C. Ohl Scholarship. McGinnis has been accepted to West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon where he plans to study business, and has hopes to eventually pursue a Masters of Business Administration. The $6,000 award will be helpful to McGinnis next year and as he begins his college education.

The scholarship was created at the church in memory of Jeffrey Ohl, who grew up in Huntington, attending Huntington East High School. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He died September 23, 1983 in a military aircraft training crash.

Sue Sisson, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee at Johnson Memorial UMC, says, “The scholarship committee determined that Max most closely demonstrated the high ideals and commitment to excellence in life and leadership demonstrated by Lieutenant Ohl.”

For more information, please contact Rev. Teresa Deane or Rev. Alan Williams at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 304-525-8116 or email johnsonmumc@gmail.com.

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