Arch Coal Foundation Awards Scholarships to 16 High School Graduates

     Arch Coal Foundation Awards Scholarships to 16 High School Graduates

PR Newswire

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
Coal Scholars.


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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