Arch Coal Foundation Awards Scholarships to 16 High School Graduates
ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013
ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arch Coal Foundation today
announced that 16 recent high school graduates have been chosen as 2013 Arch
The Arch Coal Scholars program honors outstanding scholastic achievement by
the children of the employees of Arch Coal and its subsidiaries. Each of this
year's scholars will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship to an accredited
college or university for up to four years.
"We are honored to recognize this year's class of Arch Coal Scholars," said
John W. Eaves, Arch Coal president and chief executive officer. The scholars
program is in its 24^th year. "We congratulate this impressive group of
students on their accomplishments, and we look forward to their continued
The 2013 Arch Coal Scholars are:
Jade Astin Son of Stephen and Tami Astin Somerset, Colo.
Kendra Ball Daughter of Bradley and Kimi Ball Sharples, W. Va.
Payton Crawford Daughter of Travis and Marcie Wright, Wyo.
Emma Crim Daughter of Steven and Kristina Crim Wright, Wyo.
Alexis Johnson Daughter of Christopher and Kim Somerset, Colo.
Colten Johnson Son of Gordon and Angela Johnson Salina, Utah
Zachary Joseph Son of Michael and Jackie Joseph Appalachia, Va.
Kathleen Lehrkamp Daughter of Stan Lehrkamp and Philena Wright, Wyo.
Michael Lydon-Lorson Son of John Lorson and Kate St. Louis, Mo.
McKenna McCreary Daughter of Tim and Lori McCreary Wright, Wyo.
MaKenna McEwen Daughter of Jerald McEwan Salina Canyon, Utah
Hailey Porter Daughter of Anthony and Barbara St. Louis, Mo.
Shelby Stagner Daughter of Robert and Julie Stagner Wright, Wyo.
Rory Williams Daughter of Roy and Kelly Williams Phillippi, W. Va.
Courtney Worthington Daughter of Gregory and Toriann Salina, Utah
Lauren Young Daughter of William and Lydia Young Cowen, W. Va.
Arch Coal Scholars are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to
succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities. Also
included in the application are a statement of education and career goals, a
work history and an outside appraisal.
This year's top-rated Arch Coal Scholar, Zachary Joseph, was named the 2013
Kendra Bradley Washburn Memorial Scholarship recipient. Zachary graduated from
Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Ky. He was a 2012 Kentucky
Governor's Scholar and received a University of Kentucky Presidential
Scholarship. He was an all-district and an all-region soccer player, a state
finalist in speech competition and a member of the school's regional champion
quick-recall team. The Washburn Memorial Scholarship is named for the late
daughter of a former Arch Coal director and is given each year to the Arch
Coal Scholar that received the judges' highest ranking.
"Arch Coal and the Arch Coal Foundation have a longstanding commitment to
education, ranging from honoring outstanding teachers to supporting innovative
classroom projects and institutions of higher learning," Eaves said. "The Arch
Coal Scholars program is an important investment in our employees and in the
future of tomorrow's leaders."
Scholarship America, the country's largest private sector scholarship and
educational support organization, administers all aspects of the scholarship
competition, including the independent selection process.
Since the Arch Coal Scholars program began in 1989, the program has provided
four-year scholarships to more than 250 new high school graduates. The Arch
Coal Foundation also supports educational excellence through its annual Arch
Coal Teacher Achievement Awards in West Virginia, Wyoming and Utah, and
through a teaching grants program in Delta County, Colo.
St. Louis-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is one of the world's top coal
producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving
customers in 25 countries on five continents. Its network of mining complexes
is the most diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin
in the nation. Arch Coal and the Arch Coal Foundation have a long history of
supporting educational and community causes. For more information, visit
SOURCE Arch Coal Foundation
Contact: Kim Link, +1-314-994-2936
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