A 2015 article about Augustine “Augie” Hovanski described him as “one of the oldest West Virginia University football players still living.” Six months later Mr. Hovanski passed away peacefully. Honoring their father’s life, accomplishments and his value for pursuing an education his children established the Augustine “Augie” Hovanski Scholarship. This endowment will provide a scholarship award to a WWHS graduating athlete. Augie was a passionate and talented athlete at Beckley Junior High and Woodrow Wilson High School, he played basketball and football, serving as team captain for his WWHS team. His performance on the football field garnered him a four-year scholarship at WVU, where he played for three years and lettered in 1949. In addition to his sports acumen, education was a priority. He taught and coached at Mark Twain High School and served as principal at Clear Fork High School; plus, a number of years in classrooms at Park and Stratton Junior and Woodrow Wilson High schools. Augie and Dixie, his high school sweetheart, always stressed the value of an education to their ten children.