Hilary DeShong graduated with summa cum laude honors from West Virginia University during the commencement exercises held on May 17, 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in communication studies.
While attending West Virginia University she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society. She was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society on May 16, 2009.
She will be attending Villanova University this fall pursuing her masters in psychology.
Hilary is te daughter of Shawn and Cammy DeShong of Mc- Connellsburg and a 2005 graduate of McConnellsburg High School.