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Smith announced as recipient of Ohio Honors Scholarship

She plans to major in education and play volleyball

Matthew Stultz Jul 12, 2020

Waynesburg University has selected Trysten Smith as the 2020 recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship. She is the daughter of Marc and Melisa Smith of Senecaville, Ohio.

Smith will enter Waynesburg this fall as a secondary math education major and a member of the women’s volleyball team.

“I am truly blessed and honored to be the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Honors Scholarship,” said Smith. “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to further my education to become a future teacher, which, in turn, will allow me to inspire and leave a positive impact on many students in the coming years.”

Receiving this scholarship will allow me to further my education to become a future teacher, which, in turn, will allow me to inspire and leave a positive impact on many students in the coming years.”

Trysten Smith

Smith graduated from Shenandoah High School where she participated in Service Club, Student Council, Student Advisory Committee, Culture Shook, National Honor Society, Prom Committee and Students Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.). She played varsity volleyball for four years and varsity basketball for two years.

Leadership positions that Smith held included speaking captain for the varsity volleyball team, vice president of National Honor Society and secretary of the senior class. Additionally, for two consecutive years, she was nominated by faculty to represent Shenandoah High School at a leadership conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Throughout high school, she earned the PVC (Pioneer Valley Conference) Scholar Athlete five times, an Academic Letter, a First and Second Lamp for the Academic Letter, and All-OVAC (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) Academic Award four times, among other individual class awards.

“Waynesburg University, its faculty and staff, and its students are like a family.,” she shared. “I am very excited to grow as a person, serve the community and get closer to God with the people that share these same values as me.”

The Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship is presented to one Ohio high school student interested in a career in mathematics or one of the sciences. Eligible students must display extraordinary academic, service and leadership skills.

The scholarship pays the complete tuition, room and board for the student’s four years at Waynesburg University, representing a value of more than $120,000.

“There are so many opportunities that lie in front of me that come from receiving this scholarship,” added Smith.

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For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3216, or click the link below.