Teen in scholarship program

Shawnte’ Watson of Parkersburg will participate in the America’s National Teenager Scholarship Program for gifted young women. Watson, 14, is a student at Jackson Middle School. The program founded in 1970 is for women ages 9 to 25 and will be held July 22 to 28 in San Antonio, Texas. More than $40,000 in prizes and college scholarships will be awarded.