Two seniors at Kanawha County high schools have been awarded the Neil S. Bucklew Scholarship at West Virginia University.
Mouaz Haffar of Charleston will graduate from George Washington High School this spring with 12 college-level courses already completed. Disturbed by violence in Syria, Haffar has collaborated with other classmates to raise more than $7,000 to aid humanitarian efforts. He's also a varsity soccer player.
Adam Richardson of South Charleston has completed 10 college-level courses already at South Charleston High School. Richardson founded the Eagles for Social Justice Club at South Charleston, raising more than $650 to bring clean and safe drinking water to struggling people in developing nations. He also plays varsity tennis and is a member of the Beta Epsilon Honor Society.WVU awards 20 Bucklew scholarships to West Virginia's top high school seniors. The scholarship is valued at $30,000.