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Slaughter selected as Ohio Honors Scholarship Recipient

Olivia Sanvicente Apr 9, 2024

Waynesburg University has selected Colton Slaughter as the 2024 recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship. He is the son of Angie and Andy Slaughter of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

In the fall, Slaughter will join Waynesburg University as a chemistry major and intends to follow a pre-medicine track.

“I am honored to receive the Ohio Honors Scholarship. I am very excited to be a part of Waynesburg University,” Slaughter said. “I look forward to being able to continue my growth as a student and leader while finding new opportunities to give back to the Waynesburg community.”

Slaughter will graduate from New Philadelphia High School in May. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is dually enrolled in college courses from Kent State University Tuscarawas, where he has been named on the Dean’s List. He was chosen as a representative for New Philadelphia High School for the Ohio Cardinal Conference Youth Leadership Group and was elected as a team captain on the varsity basketball team.

Slaughter has spent time giving back to his community through volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Blessings in a Backpack. To pass on his love for sports and competition to future generations, he has also volunteered with the Special Olympics and youth sports. 

Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship

The Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship is presented annually to one Ohio high school student who intends to pursue in the sciences or in mathematics. Eligible students must display exemplary academic, service and leadership skills.