Mr. Carl M. Rose taught students in Wood County for twenty-six years. He was a very giving and unselfish person, and, after his death, his family and friends felt that, "it only seemed right" to establish a fund for students in his memory. Carl Rose made a positive difference in the lives of so many Wood County students that his family hopes this fund will give young people encouragement to pursue their dreams.

Mr. Rose, son of the late Carl H. Rose and Dorothy McLaughlin, was born at Cass, West Virginia on August 20, 1947. He graduated from Greenbank High School and Marshall University. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, being promoted to Captain at the time of discharge.

He married Karen Boggs and had two children, Deanna, born in 1971, and Kevin, born in 1973. Mr. Rose's twenty-six year career with Wood County Schools included twelve years at Franklin Junior High and fourteen years at Parkersburg South High School.

Mr. Rose was very involved in Boy Scouts and in the Gideons. He was the moderator and deacon at Mineral Wells Baptist Church. He was also an avid outdoorsman, and he had many hobbies and interests, including woodworking, photography, history, and writing.

Many friends, relatives, and colleagues were deeply saddened by his passing and wanted to do something to recognize his many years of helping and teaching Wood County students. The Carl M. Rose Memorial Scholarship provides support to Parkersburg South High School graduating seniors who plan to major in secondary education, with first consideration given to students majoring in math secondary education and second consideration given to student majoring in science secondary education. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement.