Cabell Midland Student Wins Bell Atlantic Scholarship

Cabell Midland Student Wins Bell Atlantic Scholarship

'Education Connections' Aids Children of Employees

June 10, 1998

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Paul Miller,

Mike Newman,

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Cabell Midland High School senior has won
a four-year college scholarship from the Bell Atlantic as part of its
Education Connections program for children of Bell Atlantic - West
Virginia employees.

Timothy S. Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bailey of Barboursville,
will receive $8,000 toward his college expenses, according to Mike
Newman, Bell Atlantic area manager for southern West Virginia.

In addition to Bailey, Bell Atlantic awarded $8,000 Education Connections
scholarships to Shayla Higginbotham, Dupont High School in Belle;
Christina Harvey, Charleston Catholic High School, and Brandon Hedrick,
Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg.

Seven other students around the state received $500 stipends to offset their
college expenses.

"These are all extremely bright young people," Newman said. "They are a
credit to their families and their communities. We're delighted Bell
Atlantic can help them achieve their educational goals."

Bailey is a member of the National Honor Society and is listed in Who's
Who Among High School Students. The Beckley native, who has
participated in a wide variety of sports, also is listed in Who's Who in
Sports. In addition, he was selected "Student of the Month" by both the
Elks' Club and the Rotary Club.

Bailey plans to study either physical therapy or engineering in college.

Scholarship winners were chosen on the basis of overall grade point
average [GPA]; combined GPA in science, mathematics, English and social
studies; academic ranking in high school; American College Testing
Program [ACT] composite scores, and leadership in extra-curricular
activities. In addition, applicants were required to write an essay about
how technology will impact high school graduation requirements and
students' knowledge upon graduation.

Judges for this year's Education Connections program were Dr. Ray
Boggs, interim director of enrollment management / registrar for Glenville
State College; Dr. David Dunlop, president of Shepherd College, and Dr.
Stephen Markwood, president of Alderson-Broaddus College.

Bell Atlantic -- formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX --
is at the forefront of the new communications and information industry.
With more than 41 million telephone access lines and 6.7 million wireless
customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are premier providers of
advanced wireline voice and data services, market leaders in wireless
services and the world's largest publishers of directory information. Bell
Atlantic are also among the world's largest investors in high-growth global
communications markets, with operations and investments in 22 countries.