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ALEF Selects Its Fifteenth Class of Fellows

The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF) has completed its selection process for the 2020 ALEF Oscar Class.  This is the fifteenthh year that ALEF has put together a group of young men and women from West Virginia who have extraordinary leadership, academic, and social skills and who have great potential to be the leaders in our communities, in government, and in our businesses.  Each new Fellow exhibits the core values ALEF espouses – integrity, excellence, and service.

2020 ALEF Oscar Class: 

Nadia Johnson Elaina Bailey is from Shepherdstown, WV and attended Jefferson High School.  She will attend Shepherd University and major in Nursing.  Lainey was very active in community service and participated in numerous social and academic activities in high school.  She had outstanding grades and was selected for various academic honors.
Nadia Johnson Madison Lee-Faith Blankenship graduated from River View High School and will attend Concord University.  She is from Mohawk, WV and will major in Biology.  Mouse was captain of her school’s basketball, softball, and volleyball teams.  She was also active in many other high school activities – including the National Honor Society.  She had excellent grades.
Nadia Johnson Julianna Addair Brown is from Jesse, WV and attended Westside High School.  She will attend Concord University and major in Psychology.  She was very involved in numerous community service and high school activities – president of Hi-Y and a member of the National Honor Society as examples.  Julie had extraordinary grades.
Caroline Kayes Trace Clark graduated from Mingo Central High School and is from Delbarton, WV.  He will attend Marshall University and major in Biology.  Trace was number one academically in his class and a member of numerous high school activities including the National Honor Society and Student Government.  He won numerous academic awards and was active in many community service events.
Rachel Mankins Molly Cook is from Pineville, WV and attended Westside High School.  She will attend Concord University and major in Secondary Education.  Molly had outstanding grades.  She was president of the Student Council and captain of the tennis team.  She was a member of the National Honor Society and numerous other social and academic organizations.  She was also very active in many community service events.
Kyle Porter Sara Fortune graduated from Logan High School and will attend Marshall University.  She is from Logan, WV and will major in Criminal Justice.  She has an extraordinary record and graduated number two in her class.  Sara was president of her senior class and was a member of the National Honor Society and numerous other honors programs.  She was very active in community service.
Nickolas Shrewsbury Madison Freeman is from Milton, WV and graduated from Cabell Midland High School.  She will attend Marshall University and is undecided about a major.  She was very active in community service events and high school organizations including the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, and the Key Club.  Madison had excellent grades. 
Morgan Freeman will attend Marshall University and will major in Biology.  She graduated from Cabell Midland High School and is from Milton, WV.  She has excellent grades and was very active in high school organizations including band, Key Club, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society.  Morgan also participated in numerous community service activities.
Michael-Paul Hare is from Ikes Fork, WV and graduated from River View High School.  He has excellent grades and was active in many community service events.  Michael was a student athlete and was a member of numerous high school organizations to including the National Honor Society.  He will attend Concord University and major in Biology. 

 

Meet the Fellows from other classes.