Scholarship program launched
Basil’s Sports Bar and Grill in Weirton has established a scholarship program for one female athlete and one male athlete senior student with students from all 10 high schools in Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties eligible to apply. From the pool of applicants, one scholarship will be awarded to a female and a male who competed in athletics, showed academic success, participated in community service and wrote an outstanding essay based on how their participation in sports will aid them in the future. The recipients of the 2019 Basil’s Sport Bar and Grill scholarships are Emma Borden from Steubenville Catholic Central High School and Tyler Komorowski from Weir High School, second from left. With them are Pete Basil III, left, and Pete Basil Jr. Each student was awarded a nonrenewable $750 scholarship. Basil’s will continue its scholarship program for 2020 graduates and will increase the award to $1.000 to each recipient.