Marlinton, WV, May 25, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Charles Town attorney/mediator Brenda Waugh will travel to Dunmore, West Virginia on Thursday to present a scholarship to a graduating senior from Pocahontas County High School. The scholarship was created in 2012 in memory of Ms. Waugh’s father, Norval E. Waugh, a graduate of Marlinton High School, the predecessor of the current school. The recipient, who will be named on Thursday, will be a student with exceptional academic achievement who is planning to pursue a career in public education. Mr. Waugh was a dedicated educator who was born in Marlinton, West Virginia in 1938. After graduating from Marlinton High School he earned an undergraduate degree from Concord College and a masters degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Waugh had a long, successful career that he began teaching in Clifton Forge, Virginia. He later moved to Manassas, Virginia where he became principal of Brentsville District High School. Eventually, he moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he was an associate superintendent for Stafford County Schools. Following retirement, he pursued his passion for photography and music. In creating the scholarship, Ms. Waugh sought to recognize the important role Pocahontas County played in her father’s life as well as encourage new graduates to pursue public education. The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the high school.