St. Marys High School is pleased to announce that Natalie Faith Malone, a member of the Class of 2022 is the recipient of West Virginia’s newest, most prestigious scholarship – the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program.  This scholarship helps recent high school graduates pursue rewarding careers as WV teachers in math, science, elementary education, or special education. Natalie is planning to attend Fairmont State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. 

The Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program is a competitive scholarship for recent high school graduates with a passion for teaching and a history of high academic achievement, community service, and active involvement in extracurricular activities while in high school. Recipients will receive $10,000 per year for up to four years (up to the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, and other approved educational expenses). Ms. Malone will receive a total of 40,000 dollars in scholarship money in exchange, Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars must agree to teach in a West Virginia public school in an area of critical need (math, science, elementary education, or special education) for a period of five years after graduating from college.

St. Marys High School is proud of Natalie Malone and wishes her the best in her career of education. Natalie is the daughter of Jessica and Ryan Malone of Belmont. Natalie is a 2-year member of WVUP Early College Program, National Honors Society, member of Mu-Alpha Theta, Science Honorary, and will be graduating with high honors (4.0+ GPA) in May of 2022. In addition to her high academic achievements, Ms. Malone is a proud member of SMHS marching band and 2021-2022 Field Commander. 

Please join us in Congratulating Natalie Malone on the amazing accomplishment that recognizes her hard work through the last 4 years at St. Marys High School.