Do it for Babydog Round 2: Gov. Justice surprises three West Virginia students with full-ride college scholarships

10/12/2021

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Governor also presents top-of-the-line lawn mower to Raleigh County man
MADISON, HURRICANE & CROSS LANES, WV  Gov. Jim Justice provided a life-changing opportunity to three 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 and Babydog visited Scott High School in Boone County, where he announced that Ashley Dingess of Jeffrey had been drawn as one of this week’s scholarship winners.
Then, Gov. Justice and Babydog made their way to Hurricane High School in Putnam County, where he announced that Connor Reece of Hurricane had also been drawn as one of this week’s scholarship winners.
Later in the afternoon, the Governor and Babydog stopped by Andrew Jackson Middle School in Kanawha County, where he announced that Karlee Baisden of Charleston had been drawn as yet another one of this week’s scholarship winners.
While at Andrew Jackson Middle School, the Governor also recognized one of Baisden’s schoolmates – Samuel Smith – who was also named as a Babydog sweepstakes scholarship winner three weeks ago.
The winning students were joined by their parents, principals, classmates, and other county education leaders for the presentation ceremonies.

The 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.

Dingess, Reece, and Baisden were among five college scholarship winners this week.

Katelyn Lambert of Harrisville and Joseph Littlepage of Point Pleasant were also announced as scholarship winners earlier today.

Also this morning, Gov. Justice and Babydog met up with Steven Stover of Mabscott, surprising him with the keys to a brand new top-of-the-line zero-turn lawn mower; a 61" Bad Boy Rebel 747cc with a Kohler engine.
Last week, Gov. Justice announced that SSgt Michael Beall – a firefighter with the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg and the Martinsburg VA Medical Center – had won a new Corvette in this round of the sweepstakes. The special announcement was made at the Charleston Rod Run and Doo Wop – the largest car show in West Virginia.
In all, the 25 prize awardees announced today mark the sixth and final set of winners in “Do it for Babydog: Round 2.”

Additional winners were announced earlier today for prizes including a custom boat, a dream wedding valued at $150,000, free gas for 10 years, premium ATVs, WVU and Marshall University football or basketball season ticket packages, and season passes to West Virginia ski resorts.
FULL LIST OF “DO IT FOR BABYDOG” PRIZE WINNERS
OCT. 12, 2021

Full Ride College Scholarship Winners
Karlee Baisden, Charleston
Ashley Dingess, Jeffrey
Katelyn Lambert, Harrisville
Joseph Littlepage, Point Pleasant
Connor Reece, Hurricane

2021 Corvette Winner
Michael Beall, Hedgesville (announced Friday)

Custom Fishing Boat / Pontoon Boat Winner
Janice Robinette, Morgantown

$150,000 Dream Wedding Winner
Jennifer Goldcamp, Morgantown

Free Gas for 10 Years Winners
Vickie Kuhn, Danville
Denver Logue, Bluefield

Premium ATV / Side-by-Side Winners
David Robinson, Williamstown
Kimberly Tharp, Romney

Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Winners
Nancy Martin, Ellenboro
Steven Stover, Mabscott

WVU Football/Basketball Season Ticket Package Winners
Johnathon Bailey, Charleston
Hulse Budd, Huntington
Randall Keplinger, Petersburg

Marshall Football/Basketball Season Ticket Package Winners
Brandi Corbitt, Dry Fork
Jill Ennis, St. Albans
Kenneth Kerns, Kenna

Ski Resort Season Passes Winners
Kayla Corley, Fairmont
John Gorby, Moundsville
Robin Helmick, Ronceverte
Mark McCoy, Wheeling
Polly Obugene, Beckley
“DO IT FOR BABYDOG” WINNERS
ROUND 1 WINNERS
ROUND 2 WINNERS
Although registration for “Do it for Babydog: Round 2” is now closed, Gov. Justice continues to urge all West Virginians to get vaccinated.

All West Virginians considering vaccination are encouraged to visit Vaccinate.wv.gov or call the WV Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965.

The info line is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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