Spencer & Hostler Awards

Stanley Hostler

Stanley Hostler, Stan, was a friend and avid supporter of HSTA from its inception. He volunteered countless hours and was a fierce champion and advocate for the program. His wisdom, leadership and financial support were instrumental in building HSTA and provided hundreds of students, opportunity, and hope.

2021 Stan Hostler Winners are:

  • James Peyatt, Webster County High School
  • Kameryn Laurabee, South Charleston High School
  • Cidney Fortney, Scott High School
  • Caitlyn Eye, Tucker County High School

Sara Spencer

Sara Spencer was a 13-year-old student and member of HSTA in Kanawha County. She had completed her first State Science Symposium and was looking forward to the beginning of summer when she was tragically killed in 1998, while she was out with friends one evening. Sara was taken from us too soon, but we remember her as a charming young lady who was quick to smile and had a beautiful, gentle, soul.  She loved music, children, her family and friends. To honor her memory and kind spirit, HSTA awards a scholarship to competing seniors who submit essays. 

 2021 Sara Spencer winners are:  

  • Hailey Cox, Shady Spring High School
  • Kassidee Eplin, Scott High School
  • Autumn Hutzell, Phillip Barbour High School