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Tori Konrad Joins Sorority at Mercer University in Georgia
Tori Konrad sent us a note letting us know she has recently been accepted to one of the sororities at Mercer University. She is even sorority sisters with another one of our students, Emma Grose! You go girls!
Emily Perdue Pursues Doctorate at Texas A&M University
Emily Perdue has been admitted to the PhD program in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University! She intends to focus her degree on International Agriculture Development. Emily was a 2006 graduate of Nitro High School, and received her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from West Virginia University.
Tim Carrico is on WOWK 13 News
Tim Carrico, 2012 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, was on WOWK 13 News on November 2, 2012 to discuss sports! He was admitted to the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University this year. We're proud of you Tim, keep up the good work!
Kady Watts is Cheering for the University of South Carolina
Kady Watts, a 2012 graduate of George Washington High School, is now attending the University of South Carolina. Even though this is her freshman year at USC, Kady is very involved on campus and is already a cheerleader! We couldn't be more proud. Go Kady, and go Gamecocks!
Maureen Earley Wins Homecoming Queen at Wake Forest College
Maureen Earley won the title of Homecoming Queen this year as a senior at Wake Forest College. Doesn't she look beautiful? Congratulations, Maureen!
Lesley Cruickshank Earns 2nd place in O'Hanlon Essay Contest
Ben Adams Worked with Governor Mitt Romney on his Presidential Campaign
Ben Adams, graduate of Capital High School in 2010, is currently attending Northeastern University. He worked through their co-op program with Governor Mitt Romney's campaign to coordinate events for the entire party. Way to go, Brian! We are impressed and we are excited for you!
Brady Weaver Completes Basic Training at the United States Air Force Academy
Brady Weaver joined the United States Air Force Academy this summer and has spent the past few months working on completing his basic training. We couldn't be more proud of him! Good luck, Brady!
Kate Sams Presents Cancer Research to the American Society of Clinical Oncology
As a junior at Wake Forest College, Kate Sams has been researching fatigue in breast cancer patients. While we are already impressed with Kate's accomplishments as a psychology student, we were even more impressed to hear that the American Society of Clinical Oncology invited her to share her research with them! Keep up the outstanding work!
Elizabeth Hensley Gets Internship with NASA
Elizabeth Hensley, Class of 2010 Charleston Catholic HS, Class of 2014 Florida Institute of Technology, has a summer internship with NASA this summer. This has always been her dream job, so we are very excited for her!
Virginia McGhee Co-Hosts George Washington High School Improv Production
Virginia McGhee, a sophomore at George Washington High School, co-hosted the first performance of her improv group, Batteries Not Included. The first performance was titled "Holiday of Doom: The Improvening!" McGhee joined the group as a freshman, and stated in The Kanawha Valley Neighbors that the group has allowed her to become "a lot more open." We are proud of Virginia for daring to improv, and can't wait to have our ribs tickled by her performance! Break a leg, Virginia!
Mackenzie Helmick and Alex White send Christmas Cheer by Participating in Charleston Catholic High School Fundraiser
Mackenizie Helmick and Alex White were spotted in the Charleston Gazette over the holidays. Both were volunteering their time to Charleston Catholic High School's annual fundraiser to help hundreds of children have a Merry Christmas. We couldn't be more proud of our students! Way to go, Mackenzie and Alex!
Ellie Reger Meets with Senator Rockefeller at National Youth Leaders Conference
Ellie Reger met with Senator Rockefeller over the summer at the National Youth Leaders Conference. Ellie participated in this conference as a representative from West Virginia. She is currently a senior at Huntington High School. We are proud of you and your involvement with the National Youth Leaders Conference, Ellie!
Keegan Patrick Recognized by Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Keegan Patrick was recognized on October 27, 2012 by the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for his outstanding achievements. Keegan has been acknowledged for a community project in which he built a ticket shelter at Winfield High School. Way to go, Keegan! Keep up the good work!
Meredith Lauerman Slams into the Sports Section of the Charleston Gazette
Our own Meredith Lauerman, a senior at South Charleston High School, was caught spiking the ball in last Thursday's Charleston Gazette! Keep playing hard, Meredith!
Charlie Lucente Helps Lead George Washington High School to Another Victory in Women's Soccer
We spotted Charlie Lucente in the Charleston Gazette last Thursday, leading George Washington High School to another win in women's soccer! Charlie was noted as one of five players making up the team's backbone, contributing to the success of the team. Good luck in the state tournament this week, Charlie!
Garrett Phillips Leads State with 14 Shutouts in Men's Soccer
Garrett Phillips was in the news, showing off his soccer skills for George Washington High School! Garrett leads the state in shut outs! Keep it up Garrett!
Ellie McClung Helps Shelter Seekers During Sandy's Storm
We noticed a familiar face in the Charleston Gazette last week: Ellie McClung! Ellie helped prepare dinner for emergency shelter visitors at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Way to go, Ellie!
Samantha Nunley Dances to the Front Page of Kanawha Valley's Neighbors as a Participant in West Virginia Dance Company's Workshop at January's!
We found a photo of our own Samantha Nunley in this week's publication of Kanawha Valley Neighbors! Samantha participated in one of West Virginia Dance Company's creative workshops at the Academy of Arts at January's. We are proud of her accomplishments as an advanced student! Way to go Samantha!
Zach Driggs Makes the Front Page of Kanawha Valley's Neighbors as Mayberry's Reopens in St. Albans!
We found Zach Driggs serving up something delicious at Mayberry's (in St. Albans) in the Kanawha Valley's weekly publication of Neighbors! Zach was working during the grand re-opening of the restaurant. We can't wait to check out the menu! Way to go, Zach!
Amanda Schwartz, Marshall University Yeager Scholar
Hi Jamie! Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing great at Marshall, and I LOVE being a Yeager Scholar! It's been such a rewarding experience so far, and I know it will only get better. So I wanted to say thank you for helping me get here, and to let you know that if you have any students interested in applying for the Yeager in the next few years, please put them in contact with me! I'd love to talk to them about the program and help them with the application process. Amanda Schwartz