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ALEF Selects Fellows for its Sixth Year (The Harless Family Class)

As the second class of the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF) graduates and prepares to enter the workforce or go to graduate school, the sixth class – the Harless Family Class – has been selected.  Eleven new high-school graduates who have excelled in academics and have assumed leadership roles in their schools and/or in their communities have been notified that they will enter a four-year program at one of three universities that partner with ALEF. 

“We are all very excited in ALEF to welcome the Harless Family Class.  The young men and women who have been selected to become Fellows in ALEF have extraordinary accomplishments.  They have demonstrated both academic agility and leadership skills that make them a natural fit for our program,” said General (ret) Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong, President and Founder of ALEF. 

ALEF continues its mission – to identify and enable young men and women across West Virginia to become the next generation of leaders for our communities, our state, and our nation.

2011 The Buck Harless Class

Katherine Farmer
Concord University
Katherine FarmerKatherine Farmer graduated from Gilbert High School and lives in Verner, WV.  She is attending Concord University and majoring in Education.  She graduated number one in her class.  Katy volunteered her time to over a dozen community organizations and was a member of numerous school organizations.  She was a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Student Government, 1st Chair Flute in the Concert Band, and won numerous academic awards.


Corrine Fredrick
Marshall University
Corrine FredrickCorrine Fredrick lives in Welch, WV and graduated from Mount View High School.  She is attending Marshall University and is a Pre-Pharmacy major.  She was captain of the cross country team and attended Rhododendron Girls State.  Corrine also was on the volleyball team, the cross country team, a member of the Key Club, the Beta Club, and a member of the student government.  She participated in numerous community service activities.  She graduated number three in her class and had extraordinary grades.

Melinda Hatfield
Concord University
Melinda HatfieldMelinda Hatfield is from Brenton, WV and graduated from Westside High School.  She is attending Concord University and majoring in Advertising and Graphic Design.  She graduated number one in her class.  Melinda had extraordinary grades and made only A’s throughout her high school career.  She was a member of the band, the student council, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a 4-H member, and a member of the dance team.  She participated in numerous community service activities and received numerous academic awards. 

Jordan Manning
Concord University

Jordan ManningJordan Manning graduated from Westside High School and lives in Oceana, WV.  She is attending Concord University and majoring in Elementary Education.  She was President of the Student Council, a member of Hi Y, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She was awarded numerous honors in high school.  Jordan had excellent grades and graduated in the top 4% of her class.

 

Robert Monahan
Shepherd University
Robert MonahanRobert Monahan lives in Martinsburg, WV and is attending Shepherd University.  He graduated from Hedgesville High School.  Robert is majoring in Secondary Education.  He was very active in track and cross country and won numerous awards for that activity.  He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Robert had extraordinary grades and graduated in the top 8% of his class.


Micheale Morgan
Marshall University
Micheale MorganMicheale Morgan is from Clearfork, WV and attended Westside High School.  She is attending Marshall University where she is a Civil Engineering major.  She was captain of the cross country team, captain of the volleyball team, captain of the dance team, and captain of the track team.  Micheale was a member of Hi Y, 4-H, the National Honor Society, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She graduated in the top 4% of her class and had extraordinary grades.


Andrew Thomas
Concord University
Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas lives in Mullens, WV and attended Wyoming East High School.  He is attending Concord University and majoring in Secondary Education with a minor in Special Education.  Andrew was President of the Student Government and President of the Pep Club.  He was a member of Hi Y, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Spanish Honor Society, and played on the tennis team.  He also spent hundreds of hours doing community service.


Tanner Tuggle
Concord University
Tanner TuggleTanner Tuggle graduated from James Monroe High School and comes from Peterstown, WV.  He is attending Concord University and majoring in Mathematics.  Tanner was President of the National Honor Society, President of RAZE, and captain of the basketball team.  He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the football team, and the baseball team.  He was a Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner.  Tanner has never made anything but A’s in school and graduated in the top 2% of his class. 

Zackery Underwood
Marshall University
Zackery UnderwoodZackery Underwood is from Man, WV and graduated from Man High School.  He is attending Marshall University and is a Civil Engineer major.  He was a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, and the student council.  He was an All-State football player and captain of his school team.  He won numerous awards in power lifting contests.  Zach has participated in numerous community service activities.  He had exceptional grades and graduated number two in his class.

 

The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation is a non-profit based in West Virginia.  It is run by volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors.  ALEF will have forty five Fellows for the 2011 academic year.

Meet the Fellows from other classes.