MHS announces top scholars in Class o...

MHS announces top scholars in Class of 2013

There are 15 comments on the Daily Sentinel story from May 22, 2013, titled MHS announces top scholars in Class of 2013. In it, Daily Sentinel reports that:

The top students of the Meigs High School's graduating class of 2013 have been announced by Steve Ohlinger, principal.

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sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#1 May 22, 2013
Sometimes it seems that some people that get the scholarships don't really need them! If the family has the money to send the kid to college they shouldn't receive one!
Disagree

Point Pleasant, WV

#2 May 23, 2013
I think we already do a pretty good job of supporting those that don't achieve in this country. Now you want to give scholarship money to the kids that ranked 10-50 in their class instead of those that earned it? That's not sad. It's dumb. You would be rewarding average instead of excellence. Dumb idea.
sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#3 May 23, 2013
I didn't say those who ranked that low. I meant the ones who are at the top of the class who's parents don't have a lot of money!
Really

United States

#4 May 23, 2013
Everyone wants a handout
sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#5 May 23, 2013
You are totally missing the point!!
Disagree

Point Pleasant, WV

#6 May 23, 2013
or....you're doing a very bad job of making one. The truth is, that if you earn a scholarship then you have every right to use it, regardless of the financial status of your parents or family. If you can't afford to go to college, you need to work your ass off and get a scholarship. That's serious motivation.
sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#7 May 23, 2013
Disagree wrote:
or....you're doing a very bad job of making one. The truth is, that if you earn a scholarship then you have every right to use it, regardless of the financial status of your parents or family. If you can't afford to go to college, you need to work your ass off and get a scholarship. That's serious motivation.
Allow me to further my point...I was just suggesting that maybe other facts should be considered for let's say the top five in the class! The kids who's parents have money will go to college regardless! The sad thing is that the majority of them don't even finish!! There is a middle class...the ones who's parents make too much for them to receive financial aid but not enough to send them to school... Therefore they go into debt with student loans. It's just my opinion which I am entitled too!!
joebloe

Heath, OH

#8 May 23, 2013
sad wrote:
<quoted text>Allow me to further my point...I was just suggesting that maybe other facts should be considered for let's say the top five in the class! The kids who's parents have money will go to college regardless! The sad thing is that the majority of them don't even finish!! There is a middle class...the ones who's parents make too much for them to receive financial aid but not enough to send them to school... Therefore they go into debt with student loans. It's just my opinion which I am entitled too!!
You shouldn't have to worry about your kids. Your man makes way more money now remember.
joebloe

Heath, OH

#9 May 23, 2013
Disagree wrote:
I think we already do a pretty good job of supporting those that don't achieve in this country. Now you want to give scholarship money to the kids that ranked 10-50 in their class instead of those that earned it? That's not sad. It's dumb. You would be rewarding average instead of excellence. Dumb idea.
Agree
Disagree

Point Pleasant, WV

#10 May 24, 2013
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
Allow me to further my point...I was just suggesting that maybe other facts should be considered for let's say the top five in the class! The kids who's parents have money will go to college regardless! The sad thing is that the majority of them don't even finish!! There is a middle class...the ones who's parents make too much for them to receive financial aid but not enough to send them to school... Therefore they go into debt with student loans. It's just my opinion which I am entitled too!!
Nobody said you weren't entitled to your opinion. I just said it was a dumb idea. lol Who makes the decision on which parent makes so much money that their kid doesn't get a scholarship? Who makes the decision which kid's parents don't have enough money and they get the scholarship money from someone else? That's my point. In the end you reward one student whose parents may have been slackers or less motivated to work hard and be financially successful and hamper the student whose parents may have just worked harder to get what they have. It's called socialism. Where everyone gets the same regardless of effort. I just don't agree with it. I do agree with you that it would be nice to see every kid get a chance to continue their education in college. That would go a long way towards ending generational welfare for those who have some motivation. The problem is that we can't afford free or discounted college education because we are paying for Obama phones, and 100 weeks of unemployment, and welfare credit cards for 20 year olds to buy 1.59 bottles of pop in gas stations. and on and on... It's amazing how much we taxpayers already pay to support those "less fortunate" already and all that has gotten is 49% of potential taxpayers paying no taxes, and increases in taxes for those who already pay too much. It's nothing personal against you or your idea, I just see free handouts as part of the problem and not part of the solution.
mhs grad

Point Pleasant, WV

#11 May 26, 2013
i worked myass off in school i filled out as many scholarships as i could, when they presented the awards i didnt get anything. i worked my hardest. im not in school anymore, i just couldnt afford it. if i had the help i needed id still be going to college. every name they called they pretty much got three or four other ones too...thats what stupid ineeded help and i couldnt get even scholarship. its all who who your parents are and your relation. its the last name that gets you places, it dont matter how hard you work..
sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#12 May 26, 2013
joebloe wrote:
<quoted text>You shouldn't have to worry about your kids. Your man makes way more money now remember.
Who are you even talking about??
Disagree

Point Pleasant, WV

#13 May 27, 2013
mhs grad wrote:
i worked myass off in school i filled out as many scholarships as i could, when they presented the awards i didnt get anything. i worked my hardest. im not in school anymore, i just couldnt afford it. if i had the help i needed id still be going to college. every name they called they pretty much got three or four other ones too...thats what stupid ineeded help and i couldnt get even scholarship. its all who who your parents are and your relation. its the last name that gets you places, it dont matter how hard you work..
Get a student loan. Go into the National Guard.(They get free in-state tuition). Don't be bitter. Do something. You are what's holding you back. Not some college scholarship. If you want to trade the rest of your life for bitterness at an awards ceremony, that's on you. Most of the time, that's the problem. People can't overcome a little adversity. It's not that you can't, it's that you won't. Look in the mirror and be honest. Nobody owes you anything. Life is what YOU make it.
Money

Export, PA

#14 May 27, 2013
I understand the point sad is making.
You are not suggesting they reward people who don't earn it scholastically. I think you are suggesting that the struggling tax payers who make it possible for everyone else's kid to go, should also be able to go to college one way or another too.
The middle class is being eliminated. Rich will stay rich and the poor are becoming enslaved to their poverty and the middle class is not going to be able to keep everyone else afloat forever.
All of the government handouts for education has not worked. The US has dropped in education statistically. And tuition has skyrocketed because of so much tax dollars being passed out. Every university wants to grab as much of it as possible. So they just keep raising costs. Its made college education out of reach for the middleclass.
It is sickening to watch American people going along with policies that are proven failures.
sad

Point Pleasant, WV

#15 May 27, 2013
Money wrote:
I understand the point sad is making.
You are not suggesting they reward people who don't earn it scholastically. I think you are suggesting that the struggling tax payers who make it possible for everyone else's kid to go, should also be able to go to college one way or another too.
The middle class is being eliminated. Rich will stay rich and the poor are becoming enslaved to their poverty and the middle class is not going to be able to keep everyone else afloat forever.
All of the government handouts for education has not worked. The US has dropped in education statistically. And tuition has skyrocketed because of so much tax dollars being passed out. Every university wants to grab as much of it as possible. So they just keep raising costs. Its made college education out of reach for the middleclass.
It is sickening to watch American people going along with policies that are proven failures.
Yes. Thank you for helping me clear up my point!

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