The Sacred Heart Children’s Center of Harrison County, West Virginia would like to recognize students from Harrison County on their success of being awarded scholarships through Harrison County Student Achievement.
This year marks the 25th annual Harrison County Student Achievement Banquet and saw $47,000 in scholarships awarded to 76 Harrison County students. In the 25-year history, 1,105 scholarships have been awarded to outstanding high school seniors with approximately $600,000 given.
Sacred Heart presented two students, Cheyenne Thomas from Lincoln High School and Amber Kovar from Liberty High School with each a $500.00 scholarship. We wish Cheyenne and Amber the best in college and your future endeavors.
Sacred Heart Children's Center, Inc. is an ecumenical foundation that makes donations to help needy children of Harrison County, West Virgina.
According to Dorthy Davis in her History of Harrison County, The Sacred heart Children's Home opened as an orphanage in April 1928. An order of Catholic nuns from New Jersey, the Capuchin sisters, operated it. Its purpose was to "train children to accept their respective places in the future with daring courage and confidence." This quote probably came from the sister in charge of the home. The home was located on Hornor Avenue in Clarksburg, where it would remain, with a later, large addition, for more than forty years. The sisters lovingly cared for children from the age of two to eighteen, both boys and girls, so that siblings could remain together. Since their children attended public schools, the sisters made sure that they were appropriately dressed. They also oversaw church attendance with the children going to churches of their choice.
Applications must be completed and received (by email or USPS) to SHCCIHCWV by the Monday prior to the Board of Directors quarterly meetings that occur in March, June, September and December. Those meetings are held the first Wednesday of those months, unless otherwise stated of a change on this website.
a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization
P.O. Box 1581
Clarksburg, WV 26302-1581