Liberty Junior Elysia Cain Vying for WV Scholar Title

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | June 08, 2018
Elysia Cain is a 2018 finalist in the West Virginia Scholar program. MetroNews and a number of other partners are giving a life changing experience to the winner of the competition. The winner will receive four years of tuition and fees at West Virginia Wesleyan College, one of the state’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Cain is one of 10 finalists and the only from Harrison County. 
 
Click HERE to vote for Elysia Cain in the competition.
 
 
Below is Elysia's bio:
 
 
Elysia Cain is a junior at Liberty High School in Harrison County, WV. She resides in Salem, WV, with her mother, father and brother, Nick, who is a junior at WVWC. She is an active student within her school. She has held the office of class secretary and is currently vice president of her class. She was also inducted into the National Honor Society and has been an active member for 2 years.
 
Elysia has received recognition for participating in the Harrison County science fair winning First Place. She has been awarded the Biology and Chemistry student of the month. Elysia participated in cross county for 2 years, volleyball for 1 year and the tennis team for 3 years.
 
She is musically talented as she has participated in the Marching Band for 3 years, Concert Band for 2 years, and All County Band for 2 years while playing both the flute and piccolo. She has been an active member of the JR Humane Society Club, Pep Club, Christian Club, Prom Committee, and backstage support in the LHS theater program. Elysia is also active in her community with participation in the Clarksburg Mayor’s Youth Council for 3 years.
 
She is also an Energy Express AmeriCorps Affiliate earning 150.5 hours of community service. She is a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Mission where she does service for her community by serving mass and being the housekeeper. Elysia will be attending the WV Rhododendron Girls State experience this summer.
 
Elysia is an amateur photographer, often taking pictures of nature and animals. She also enjoys ice skating and watching Grey’s Anatomy. Elysia wants to give back to her community and others. While in Kindergarten she underwent a decompression surgery to correct a condition known as Chiari Malformation with a Syringomyelia, causing scoliosis. That experience has made her the strong, kind, and, compassionate young woman that she is today. Because of this, she is aspiring to obtain her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, before attending medical school to become a surgeon.
 

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