Do it for Babydog Round 2: Gov. Justice presents full-ride college scholarships to pair of students from Kanawha, Mercer counties


​Keira Smith of South Charleston, Jeremiah Harding of Princeton become latest big winners in vaccination sweepstakes
CHARLESTON & PRINCETON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice provided a life-changing opportunity to two West Virginia students today when he and Babydog surprised them at their schools and revealed that they had each won a full ride college scholarship through the “Do it for Babydog: Round 2” Vaccination Sweepstakes.
First, the Governor visited George Washington High School in Kanawha County, where he announced that Keira Smith of South Charleston had been drawn as one of this week's scholarship winners.

Later in the afternoon, the Governor made his way to Princeton Middle School in Mercer County, where he announced that Jeremiah Harding of Princeton had also been drawn as one of this week's scholarship winners.
Both students were joined by their parents, principals, classmates, county superintendents, and other county education leaders for the presentation ceremonies.
Smith's and Harding's prize of a full four-year scholarship to any public college or university in the state includes room and board, tuition, and books. The prize is valued at over $100,000.
Smith and Harding were among five college scholarship winners this week. Benjamin Baker of Spencer, Rocco DiGiandomenico of Wheeling, and Caleb Stewart of Flemington also were drawn as scholarship winners through the “Do it for Babydog” sweepstakes.

Earlier today, Gov. Justice also surprised Beth Eaves of Branchland in Lincoln County with the keys to a 2021 BMW M240i coupe and Matthew Hill of Huntington with the keys to a Bennington pontoon boat, complete with a 50hp Yamaha High Thrust outboard motor and an accompanying trailer.
Today marked the first of six weeks of prize giveaways as part of “Do it for Babydog: Round 2.”

A total of 25 West Virginians were announced as “Do it for Babydog” winners today, taking home a variety of exciting prizes.
SEPT. 2, 2021

Full Ride College Scholarship Winners
Benjamin Baker, Spencer
Rocco DiGiandomenico, Wheeling
Jeremiah Harding, Princeton
Keira Smith, South Charleston
Caleb Stewart, Flemington

Luxury High-End Sports Car Winner
Beth Eaves, Branchland

Custom Fishing Boat / Pontoon Boat Winner
Matthew Hill, Huntington

$150,000 Dream Wedding Winner
Sheila Parks, Williamstown

Free Gas for 10 Years Winners
Evelyn Hudson, Proctor
Beth Layton, Charleston

WVU Football/Basketball Season Ticket Package Winners
Tammi Arnott, Paw Paw
Jeffrey Mullins, Charleston
James Sturgill, Fort Gay

Marshall Football/Basketball Season Ticket Package Winners
Angela Friend, Exchange
Lennie Shaw, Nutter Fort
Kaylee Welch, Flemington

Ski Resort Season Passes Winners
Roger Mansfield Amorese, Elkins
Vickie Ganim, South Charleston
Michael Graham, Mount Carbon
Clinton Kirk, Alderson
Meghan Perkins, Hurricane

Premium ATV / Side-by-Side Winners
Angela Colbird, Herndon
Emily Harper, South Charleston

Top-of-the-line Zero Turn Lawn Mower Winners
Tina Elliott, Follansbee
James Whitmore, Oak Hill
Vaccinated West Virginians have five more chances to win in Round 2 of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” Vaccination Sweepstakes.

All West Virginians who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register at for an opportunity to join the list of winners.
Week 1 - Sept. 2
Week 2 - Sept. 9
Week 3 - Sept. 16
Week 4 - Sept. 23
Week 5 - Sept. 30
Week 6 - Oct. 7
*Those who previously registered for Round 1 of the vaccination sweepstakes are required to register again to be eligible for Round 2*
Online registration to be eligible to win in the next prize drawing will remain open until Sunday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Winners will be announced next Thursday, Sept. 9.

Additional prize drawings will be held weekly, with winners being announced each Thursday through Oct. 7.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available to all West Virginians ages 12 and older.

All West Virginians interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to visit or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965. The info line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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