Vol. 140, No. 28 • Since 1874 • Wayne, W.Va. • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

JOB WELL DONE – Krista Maynard, a senior member of the Tolsia JROTC was one of the students honored at the second annual Military Ball hosted by Tolsia High School recently. Photo submitted

Tolsia High hosts Military Ball

GLENHAYES – Tolsia High School hosted its second annual Military Ball on March 29, an event meant to highlight the year’s accomplishments for students in the JROTC program.

This year’s event included special guest speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Felder, a native of Huntington who retired in 2010 after nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army.

Felder currently serves in a leadership position for the Missile Defense Agency.
Felder told the students he is impressed with the JROTC program and the impact it is having on high school students.

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Francis, who operates Tolsia High School’s JROTC program with Chief Stephen Brown handed out awards to students at the ball.

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SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR – These Wayne County students competed in the Region II Social Studies Fair Wednesday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The students who received first place will move on to the state social studies fair. Submitted photos

Students moving on to state Social Studies Fair

HUNTINGTON – Several Wayne County students will move on to the West Virginia Social Studies Fair after earning first place at the regional event March 12 at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Here’s how Wayne County students fared at the regional event:

Anthropology, Division I: Wade Blackburn and Levi Watts, Crum Elementary, “Can You Hear Me Now,” honorable mention.

Sociology, Division I: Katie Copley and Sarah Dillon, Crum Elementary, “Mountain Mama;” first place; Amanda Salmons, Crum Elementary, “Stay Alive-Don’t Text and Drive,” third place

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History Bowl regional champs, runners-up

HISTORY BOWL – For the second straight year, members of the Wayne Middle School History Bowl team claimed the title of Region II History Bowl Champions. The event was at Milton Middle School. Wayne Team 2 defeated Wayne Team 1 for the Championship. Members included Team 2: Tristan Blankenship, Kennedy Masco, Hannah Hysell and Michael Moon; Team 1: Ethan Cade, Kelsea Adkins, Gavin Boothe and Nick Perry. Alternates were Bethany Fletcher and Noah Hill. Both teams will play for the state title April 29 in Charleston. Submitted photo

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C-K Rotary December Students of the Month

Snow, rain and school delays didn’t stop the Ceredo Kenova Rotary club from recognizing the December Students of Month from Spring Valley High School. Although a bit late, the students were hosted by the club at their February 21st, luncheon meeting at the Adkins Rollins Senior Center in Kenova. Pictured are (l to r) Jordan Douglas, CTE; Thomas Hamilton, Freshman; Blass Morrone, Sophomore; Sarah Pierce, Junior. Not pictured was Fred Smith, Senior. Photo submitted

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High school math field day

9th GRADE TEAM – Spring Valley High School’s ninth graders Jessica Crislip, Jacob Cumm and Emily O’Neal display the hardware after placing first, second and third respectively during the high school portion of Wayne County Schools Math Field Day. The students will advance to the regional competition which will be held in Logan. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM – Representatives for the Wayne County High School Math Field Day team are Caleb Houdyschell, Spring Valley, first place; Taylor Spry, Tolsia, second place; Shirley Ma, Spring Valley, third place; Brandt Maynard, Spring Valley, fourth place; Matthew Mundy, Spring Valley, fifth place; Kenzie Roberts, Wayne, sixth place; Kevin Sanson, Wayne, seventh place; Chelsea Vaughn, Tolsia, eighth place; Austin Keyser, Spring Valley, ninth place; Austin Page, Spring Valley, tenth place. Not pictured are alternates Shantil Marcum, Tolsia, Zach Perry, Tolsia and Logan Barnett, Spring Valley.

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QUIZ BOWL WINNERS – Wayne Middle School students Nori Saunders, Gavin Boothe, Nicholas Perry and Ethan Cade make up the team that won the State Quiz Bowl. The students are part of the Wayne Middle School BETA club. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

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Sophomores Shelby Maynard and Kaitlyn Arnold pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, an initiative through Samaritan’s Purse that is celebrating its 20th year. Photo submitted

Students give back through Operation Christmas Child

WAYNE – About 45 Wayne High School students spent Thursday morning helping children they will probably never meet.

The students packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, an initiative through Samaritan’s Purse that is celebrating its 20th year.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in more than 130 countries have participated in the program. Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts.

Wayne students packed socks, stuffed animals, toothbrushes and toothpaste, coloring books, pencils, crayons and other goodies into the shoeboxes, hoping it will brighten Christmas for a child somewhere in the world.

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Batman visited Lavalette Elementary School Tuesday and discussed ways to deal with bullying and how to be a good citizen. The kids loved it! Photo submitted

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GRADUATING – Noah Copley, instructor for Wayne County Adult Basic Education, and Attendance Director Terri Lynn Queen stand with graduates of the program. Those students include: Chris Johnson, Ben Wells, Melinda Jackson, Katilyn Davis, Justin Jackson, Katelin Williams, Mike Robinette, Jacy Smith, Monica Pierce and Glenn VanHous. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

15 graduate from GED program

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE - Four times a year, the Wayne County Adult Basic Education class celebrates its graduates’ accomplishments.

Sunday, 10 of 15 graduates received plaques for achievement in a ceremony in the Wayne Elementary cafeteria.

According to instructor Noah Copley, 17 students took the General Equivalency Diploma test and 15 passed. “They have been together through all of the class and test,” Copley said. “There are so many people working to get their GED, we spread the ceremonies throughout the year. There is not enough room.”

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Adding a safety rail to a wooden bridge and building a campfire amphitheater was part of a Buffalo Middle School student Eagle Scout project at Heritage Farm. Photo submitted

Student completing Eagle Scout project at Heritage Farm

HUNTINGTON – Buffalo Middle School student Colin Franks is working with Heritage Farm Museum and Village to complete his Eagle Scout project.

Franks, 13, said the Perry family – who founded Heritage Farm – are close friends and spoke with them about some needs at the farm.

There were two projects that Franks was told about: one was to add a safety rail to a wooden bridge and the other was to build a campfire amphitheater.

Franks, who is leading the project, and others from Troop 12 out of First Presbyterian Church, got to work in late August. Other than needing stained, the project is complete.

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Wayne Middle School is Region 2 winner of History Bowl Tournament

 

HUNTINGTON – The following students received first place awards for the Wayne County Social Studies Fair conducted at Spring Valley High School.

First-place winners will represent Wayne County at the regional Social Studies Fair on March 5 at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

*Not all categories have first-place winners, as the state requires a minimum of 90 points.

Anthropology – Division I, Individual: Second place, Emily Justice, Crum Elementary, Telephones by Alexander Graham Bell

Division I, Group: First place, Wade Blackburn and Levi Watts, Crum Elementary, Can You Hear Me Now; second place, Margaret Franks and Jordan Perdue, Buffalo Elementary, Mummies; third place, Jessyka Muncy, Julie Boone and Libby Jones, Fort Gay PK8, Aztec Indians

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Wayne Co. Schools 2014 Social Studies Fair Winners

 

HUNTINGTON – The following students received first place awards for the Wayne County Social Studies Fair conducted at Spring Valley High School.

First-place winners will represent Wayne County at the regional Social Studies Fair on March 5 at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

*Not all categories have first-place winners, as the state requires a minimum of 90 points.

Anthropology – Division I, Individual: Second place, Emily Justice, Crum Elementary, Telephones by Alexander Graham Bell

Division I, Group: First place, Wade Blackburn and Levi Watts, Crum Elementary, Can You Hear Me Now; second place, Margaret Franks and Jordan Perdue, Buffalo Elementary, Mummies; third place, Jessyka Muncy, Julie Boone and Libby Jones, Fort Gay PK8, Aztec Indians

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CKMS Honor Roll 1st Semester

 

4.0 Honor Roll
6th Grade: Rylee Adkins, Kailie Bellomy, Abigail Browning, Alyson Gue, Miranda Gue, Zane Hale, Michael Lucas, Zacharias Lysandrou, Tia Moore, Jahniebave Perry, Shelby Shepard, Aiden Wallace, Skylar Webb, Brennen West, Leighann Williams,

7th Grade: Anothony Adkins, Kayla Burks, Drew Deerfield, Cameron Hodge, Justin Lucas, Graeson Malashevich, Douglas Nester, Caitlin Null, Bryn Osburn, Jessie Prince, Brayden Simmons, Brooke Smith, Ethan Stone.

8th Grade: Savannah Baumgardner, Shayna Brewer, Meredith Cobb, Cameron Ferguson, Casey Hinchman, Yiannakis Lysandrou, Chassidy Marcum, Dasha Mordvinova, Giorgi Morrone, Payton Morrone, Trinity Nalley, Lexie Ratcliff, Christopher Simpkins, Caitlyn Smith-Zimmerman, Gatlin Spangler, Hannah Walters.

3.0+ Honor Roll
6th Grade: Brandee Agee, Tyrus Baumgardner, Maddi Blankenship, Eliza Bowen, Michael Bowen, Destanee Carter, Samantha Cassidy, Conor Christian, Gaylen Cisco, Austin Cochran, Megan Crow, Jonathan Dixon, James Durham, Kaylee Ellis, Madison Fawks, Peyton Griffith, Michael Hathaway, Lauren Henry, Jacob Hutchison, Felicity Kelley, Haley Lambert, Hannah Lambert, Chloe McCloud, Kylee McCloud, Kaillei Miller, Jillian Nicholson, Graycen Perdue, Meghan Rohr, Timothy Romans, Clayton Sharp-Kipp, Jonathan Smith, Katherine Smith, Madison Smith, Sarah Smith, Jared Stewart, Susan Thompson, David Varney, Elian Ventura, Christopher Webb, Ronald Wiley, Paul Yeoman.

7th Grade: Kylie Adkins, Charles Akers, Shaelea Alexander, Alexa Ball, Jack Baugh, Hunter Bellomy, Austin Bowen, Jeston Bowen, Christopher Bryant, Samantha Burgess, Mitchell Davis, Payton Duncan, Tanner Ferguson, Robert Fuller, Harrison Gibson, Dakota Harber, Michael Henson, Tanner Holley, Amanda House, Anthony Jeffrey, Richard Jenkins, Ryan Johnson, Ethan Lemaster, William Marcum, Nikia Moore, Summer Newman, Tyler Nichols-Lyons, Matthew Perry, Vincent Richards, Glen Romans, Destiny Schultz, Cody Sharp-Kipp, Dylan Spears, Britney Stephens, Chase Stevens, Zachary Vance, Kyle Walters, Blaze Wellman, Philip Willis, Timothy Yates.

8th Grade: Brady Bare, Mycah Beckley, Chloe Brumfield, Casey Burton, Logan Caldwell, Zackary Childers, James Farren, Jessica Fordyce, Bryanna Frasher, Lacie Hall, Jaclyn Hardin, Megan Henry, Alan Howard, Jaquelynn Hundley, Callie Linville, Parker McComas, Allie Murray, John Murray, Dakota Payne, Destiny Potter, Savannah Slone, Madison Thompson, Carsey Wilder, Cleveland Wilder, Brandon Workman, Hayden Wright.

 

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Enrollment for After School Programs

 

WAYNE – Enrollment information for Before and/or After School Programs at all Wayne County Schools are being sent home for parent review over the next several weeks. This program is funded through a 21st Century Community Grant.

Opportunities are provided at no cost to the students and a light dinner is provided at each site. If you have any questions, contact the principal of the school where your child attends.

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DIPLOMA – Lindsay Burley was one of 117 honors students who received diplomas Monday during graduation. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

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SVHS announces Promise Scholars

 

HUNTINGTON – Spring Valley High School is proud to announce 50-graduating seniors of the 2013 Class will receive the Promise Scholarship.

The following seniors will receive the scholarship: Whitney Agee; Richard Alexander; Jalyn Bailey; Caleb Blake; Caitlyn Blatt; Lakin Boggs; Sara Brumbaugh; Brooke Burgess; Lindsey Burley; Amanda Butcher; Emily Butcher; Christian Chadwick; J. Michael Cisco; Asia Conway; Kiko Conway; Kevin Dillon; David Duncan.

Makayla Earle; William Evans; Cody Felix; Casandra Ferguson; Kaleb Frye; Makayla Gilkerson; Tyler Hampton; Mason Hart; Kennedi Haught; Danieele Hazlett; Christopher Holland; Jacob Houdyshell; Benjamin Hughes; Ty Klepee; Alex Ludowski; Alexis Lucas.

Caiden Marcum; Eden May; Blake Maynard; Rachel McDowell; Kaitlyn Merritt; Marcy Palmer; Zachary Radcliffe; Emily Rhodes; Brittany Ritter; Lindsey Robertson; Brody Sheppherd; Jacob Smith; Rebecca Spencer; Rebecca Stevens; Abigail Workman; Lauren Workman; Erin Wroboleski; Ezekiel Zerkle

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U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin recognized three Wayne County High School Juniors as Ambassadors for Justice. The students above are Payton Fetty, Wayne High School, Kristen Griffith, Tolsia High School and Meredith Hall, Spring Valley High School. Photos submitted

Wayne County high school juniors honored

On April 25, 2013, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin recognized 56 high school juniors as U.S. Attorney’s Ambassadors for Justice during a ceremony at the Culture Center in Charleston.

The U.S. Attorney’s Ambassadors for Justice program is an initiative led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. It honors high school juniors who have shown outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to social justice.

The April 25 ceremony marked the second time U.S. Attorney Goodwin has recognized young leaders from high schools in the Southern District of West Virginia as Ambassadors for Justice.

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