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Nicholas Allen Young

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  • 2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.
    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.

County: Putnam

High School: Hurricane High School

GPA: 4.3

Activities and achievements: After suffering a broken wrist right before the start of soccer season his junior year, Nick went through three surgeries and a year of rehabilitation to be named team captain his senior year. He is one of four state officers of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (an organization for students interested in marketing, finance and business management). With that group, he has traveled to California to compete in an international skills competition and has led several community projects, including fundraising for Mountain Mission's food pantry. He is in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and was named a Wendy's High School Heisman winner.  

Plans: Nick wants to study engineering as an undergraduate and then attend law school. He hopes to practice intellectual property law.