The class of 2010, the two-million dollar class
Nearly $2 million was awarded to members of the class of 2010 in the form of scholarships and awards at Senior Awards Night Thursday.
Principal Tom Sanders presented Valedictorian Sam Rose with the Robert C. Byrd Scholastic Recognition Award, a $50 savings bond.
Salutatorian Martin Lockman received the W.E. ﾓTweardﾔ Blackhurst Award from English teacher Robert Sheets. The award is given in memory of Blackhurst, a noted conservationist, author and teacher in Pocahontas County.
Four seniors received the Top of the Mountain Award, which is awarded to students who have maintained a 94 scholastic average and rank in the upper 10 percent of the West Virginia seniors on the ACT assessment. Steven Brandt, Martin Lockman, Jairus Morton and Sam Rose were this yearﾒs recipients.
The class of 2010 honor graduates received their medals from Sanders and guidance counselor Linda Beverage. Those graduating with honors are: Josh Arbogast, Jesse Bolyard, Steven Brandt, Emily Brown, Gabrielle Cutlip, Toni Dilley, Tanika Dunz, Bree Eberbaugh, Laurel Fischer, Danielle Gooding, Brittany Hall, Reid Harper, Nathan Hudson, Chris Kopriva, Nathanial Lash, Martin Lockman, Jason Mallow, Jairus Morton, Adrienne Nottingham, Amanda Nottingham, Abe Rittenhouse, Sam Rose, Kiy Tywoniw, Joy Walkup, Jimmy Wiley, Gus Willis and Sierra Withers.
Sanders recognized several seniors who had a 4.0 GPA or higher. They were: Josh Arbogast, Jesse Bolyard, Steven Brandt, Emily Brown, Gabrielle Cutlip, Toni Dilley, Brittany Hall, Nathanial Lash, Martin Lockman, Adrienne Nottingham, Sam Rose, Joy Walkup and Gus Willis.
Martin Lockman was congratulated for being a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. This award is based on academic achievement, SAT scores and activities. It is one of the highest awards a high school student can receive.
Lockman was also recognized as a finalist in the United States Presidential Scholars program. The scholars are selected on the basis of broad academic achievement. Approximately 20 additional students are selected on the basis of their academic and artistic scholarship in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing.
The David E. Smith Award, a $100 savings bond, is given in honor of Smithﾒs 39 years of dedicated service to the students of Pocahontas County. Timothy VanReenen, a former recipient of the award, presented the awards to Abe Rittenhouse and Jesse Bolyard.
Business teacher Cammy Kesterson presented the Anna Lee Dean Award, a $50 savings bond to Jason Mallow. The award is in memory of Dean, who taught business education at Marlinton High School and PCHS and is presented to a student excelling in business education or the student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
The Orr Lee McMann Award, a $50 savings bond, is given in memory of McMannﾒs dedicated service in teaching agricultural education at Marlinton High School and PCHS. The award is given by Linda Stewart to an outstanding vocational agricultural student. Stewartﾒs daughter, Suzanne, presented the award to George Cochran, Jr.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory presents $100 savings bonds to the top science students in the graduating class. Christine Plumley presented the awards to Emily Brown and Martin Lockman.
The NRAO also presents a $100 savings bond to a senior electronics student. J.D. Mallow received the award from Plumley.
Art teacher Diana Nelson recognized several students for their achievement at the Evening with the Arts. Laurel Fischer, Steven Brandt, Corey Johnston, Jairus Morton, Kiy Tywoniw and Kailey Gibson each placed first at the event.
Nelson also recognized the top senior artists and asked social studies teacher Sherman Taylor to present certificates to the students. Those awarded were: Kiy Tywoniw, Nathanial Lash, Laurel Fischer and Shannon Church.
Each year PCHS faculty purchases a piece of artwork created by a senior. This yearﾒs selection was a pen and ink by Nathanial Lash.
Two seniors were recognized for their achievements at the State Social Studies Fair. Gabe Beck received second place with his partner in the psychology group and Timothy Dean also earned second place with his group in the U.S. History group.
Civics teacher Nancy Martin recognized Gabe Beck and Sam Rose for placing first in the state SIFMA Foundationsﾒ Stock Market Game. SMG gives students a chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an online portfolio. The recent SMG involved 10 teams from around West Virginia and lasted 10 weeks.
Scottish Rite member Jim VanReenen presented awards to seniors who participated in the Americanism Essay Contest. The students were: Gabe Beck, Tanika Dunz, Bree Eberbaugh, Miriah Fowler, Jason Mallow and Jimmy Wiley.
The Sombrero Award for excellence in promotion of Spanish at PCHS is given to a student who excelled in participation in the Foreign Language Festival, served as an officer in the Spanish Club and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Spanish teacher Mali Minter presented awards to Sierra Withers and Jesse Bolyard.
Minter awarded Patrick Moats the Premio Award for placing 10th in the state on the Level I National Spanish Exam. Sam Rose received the Bronco Award for placing second in the state on the Level III National Spanish Exam.
Kiy Tywoniw was recognized for winning the cover design contest for the Foreign Language Festival program.
The senior members of the Spanish and French Honor Societies were also recognized.
Members of the Spanish Honor Society are Josh Arbogast, Jesse Bolyard, Emily Brown, Gabrielle Cutlip, Bree Eberbaugh, Laurel Fischer, Danielle Gooding, Brittany Hall, Martin Lockman, Adrienne Nottingham, Sam Rose, Joy Walkup, Jimmy Wiley and Sierra Withers.
French Honor Society Members are Toni Dilley and Amanda Nottingham.
Yearbook Editors were recognized for the leadership and accomplishments. Jason Mallow and Brittany Ramos recieved certificates from Kesterson.
Eight seniors will represent PCHS at the FBLA National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee. They are: Laurel Fischer, Jaclyn Goldizen, Olivia Grimes, Larissa Hill, Jason Mallow, J.D. Mallow, Cody Perkins and Robbie Sipes.
Coy Beverage, J.D. Mallow and Jairus Morton will represent PCHS at the National Skills USA competitive events this summer. They were recognized for their achievements.
Electricity teacher Wilbert Smith recognized the electricity students receiving completer certificates. Jesse Bolyard, Nathan Hudson, Harley Kinder, J.D. Mallow and Joshua Moore received this award.
Maria Busick, special education teacher, presented Timothy Dean with a special leadership award for his groupﾒs work on its social studies project.
Sanders presented Cody Perkins with an award for his service to PCHS as student representative to the board of education.
Seniors who completed four courses in a career/technical concentration were evaluated on their career skills by taking the Work Keys test. Those awarded certificates for their achievements were: Coy Beverage, Jesse Bolyard, Jennifer Burns, Jonathan Burks, George Cochran, Travis Cook, Dylan Cutlip, Patrick Cutlip, Matthew Faulknier, Danny Grogg, Nathan Hudson, Harley Kinder, Robert Krout, Cody Lambert, Jason Mallow, J.D. Mallow, Lloyd McMillion, Joshua Moore, Abram Rittenhouse, Robbie Sipe and Joshua Smith.
Members of the class of 2010 participated in the Gear Up Program in middle school, which gave them the opportunity to earn money for a college education. Individuals have earned varying amounts from $100 to $500. The total amount available to the class is $13,100. The seniors who received this award were: Josh Alderman, Josh Arbogast, Gabe Beck, Cassey Beverage, Coy Beverage, Jesse Bolyard, Steven Brandt, Emily Brown, Jordan Clendenen, George Cochran, Jr., Dylan Cutlip, Toni Dilley, Mark Egan, Matthew Faulknier, Laurel Fischer, Miriah Fowler, Jaclyn Goldizen, Danielle Gooding, Brittany Hall, Reid Harper, Larissa Hill, Nathan Hudson, Harley Kinder, Robert Krout, Martin Lockman, Jason Mallow, Joshua Moore, Cody Perkins, Abe Rittenhouse, Michael Simmons, Robbie Sipe and Sierra Withers.
Attendance director Susan Borror recognized seniors with perfect and faithful attendance for the 2009-2010 school year. Josh Arbogast had perfect attendance throughout his high school career.
Seniors with faithful attendance, missing five or less days, were: Coy Beverage, Jesse Bolyard, Steven Brandt, Emily Brown, George Cochran, Jr., Dylan Cutlip, Toni Dilley, Mark Egan, Kailey Gibson, Reid Harper, Nathan Hudson, Chris Kopriva, Cody Lambert, Nathanial Lash, J.D. Mallow, Dan Richardson, Abe Rittenhouse, Sam Rose, Jerry Simonin, Kiy Tywoniw and Sierra Withers.
The Promise Scholarship is presented to seniors planning to attend college in West Virginia, having attained a 3.0 GPA in core classes and earning a composite score of 22 on the ACT and a 20 in each of the sub-scores. The scholarship pays for tuition at any public college and pays a limited amount if the student attends a private institution. Those who received the scholarships were: Josh Arbogast, Jesse Bolyard, Steven Brandt, Emily Brown, Gabrielle Cutlip, Laurel Fischer, Brittany Hall, Reid Harper, Chris Kopriva, Martin Lockman, Jairus Morton, Adrienne Nottingham, Kiy Tywoniw, Joy Walkup and Gus Willis.
United States Air Force Captain Harley Ironfield presented the United States Air Force ROTC Scholarship to Sam Rose.
Davis & Elkins College representative Allison Shields presented Upward Bound Bridge Scholarships to Gabe Beck, J.D. Mallow and Cody Perkins.
Cody Perkins also received the D&E College Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Scholarship.
The Wesleyan Merit Award is provided to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated an active co-curricular and leadership record. The award provides $11,000 per year and is renewable for up to four years at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Jordan Clendenen received the award.
The WVWV Deanﾒs Scholarship acknowledges academic and extracurricular achievement. The scholarship provides $13,000 per year and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The award was presented to Toni Dilley and Chris Kopriva.
The WVWC Presidential Scholarship is awarded to exemplary students with superior academic and extracurricular achievement. The scholarship provides $15,000 per year and is renewable for four years of undergraduate study. Recipients may be invited to participate in the Wesleyan Honors Program. Emily Brown and Jesse Bolyard received these awards.
Emily Brown also received the Mason Crickard Scholarhip, which is awarded to West Virginia residents possessing a strong GPA and strong test scores, have been actively involved in extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities throughout their high school career. The scholarship is administered by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation in Charleston.
The Community Service Scholarship is awarded to 15 students each year. Recipients are chosen based on their service to and involvement in the local community. Kayla Riley was the recipient for Pocahontas County.
Davis & Elkins College Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Kevin Wilson presented eight scholarships totaling $456,000. Students receiving the scholarships were: Josh Arbogast, Tanika Dunz, Olivia Grimes, Jason Mallow, J.D. Mallow, Dan Richardson, Jerry Simonin and Jimmy Wiley.
Bill Ryczaj, of West Virginia University, presented nine scholarships. The G. Belmont Berry Scholarship was awarded to Laurel Fischer. Kiy Tywoniw received the Governorﾒs Honor Academy Scholarship.
The Mountaineer Scholarship was awarded to Jairus Morton and Adrienne Nottingham; the Opportunity Scholarship was presented to Chris Kopriva; Steven Brandt and Sam Rose received the Presidential Scholarship; and the Shenendoah Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Gooding and Gabrielle Cutlip.
Alderson Broaddus College representative Matt Shifflet presented scholarships to Jannessa Turner and Amanda Nottingham.
Concord University awarded several scholarships for academic achievements. Brittany Hall received the ACT Scholarship, Student Activities Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Scholarship. Gabe Beck received the Directorﾒs Scholarship and the Student Activities Scholarship. Amanda Lester received the ACT Scholarship, Student Activities Scholarship and the Academic Achievement Scholarship.
Bridgewater College awarded the McKinney ACE Scholarship, valued at $11,000, to Abe Rittenhouse.
In recognition of achievement and academic potential, Berea College has offered admission to Nathan Hudson and awarded him a four-year tuition scholarship with a current value of more than $100,000.
The Willie Shank Memorial Scholarship was presented by his wife, Cathy, daughters, Nicole and Amber, and sister, Cindy Pritt. Shank was a 1979 graduate of PCHS and continued his support of Warrior sports long after he graduated. The scholarship was presented to Abe Rittenhouse.
Nicole Barlow received the Bland Memorial Scholarship of $500, given in memory of Sr. Trooper Douglas Wayne Bland.
The Dr. Charles Glen Shinaberry and Dr. Mary Tabitha Moore Shinaberry Public Scholarship Trust was established to honor the years of service given to education by the Shinaberrys in Pocahontas and Randolph counties. Recipients of the scholarships were: Josh Arbogast, Emily Brown, Gabrielle Cutlip, Bree Eberbaugh, Laurel Fischer, Jason Mallow, Jairus Morton, Adrienne Nottingham, Amanda Nottingham, Cody Perkins, Kayla Riley, Abe Rittenhouse, Sam Rose, Kiy Tywoniw and Jimmy Wiley.
Emily Brown received the Marlinton Lions Club award from the clubﾒs president Del Cohrs.
The H.A. Yeager Scholarship honors Yeager for his service as Principal at Marlinton High School. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Jimmy Wiley.
The Dr. Roland Sharp Scholarship was established to allow students entering the fields of dentistry, veterinarian sciences, agriculture or education to further his or her education. The scholarship was awarded to Emily Brown and Brittany Hall.
Minter presented the Seneca Woodlands and Marlinton Womanﾒs Clubs scholarship to Toni Dilley. She also recognized finalists Emily Brown and Joy Walkup.
Janessa Turner received the Raymond and Eva Shrader Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1999 by the Shrader Estate to honor students who maintain a high academic standing.
The Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau awards $1,000 each year to a senior pursuing a career in travel and tourism. Brenda Cochran presented the award to Jason Mallow.
The Snowshoe Foundation Scholarship was awarded to 10 seniors this year. COO Bill Rock presented the awards to Laurel Fischer, Danielle Gooding, Brittany Hall, Reid Harper, Jason Mallow, Amanda Nottingham, Brittany Ramos, Kayla Riley, Joy Walkup and Sierra Withers.
The Citizens National Bank Scholarship was presented to Sam Rose and Jairus Morton by Rebekah Friel and Connie Zeitler.
Adrienne Nottingham received the $1,000 scholarship from Pocahontas Foodland.
The Pocahontas Community Club scholarship was presented to Sam Rose and Gabe Beck by Rondi Fischer.
The Loren Buzzard Scholarship was presented by Buzzardﾒs mother Diane. Buzzard was a member of the PCHS class of 2008, but tragically lost his life two weeks before graduation. In his memory, Buzzardﾒs uncle established this scholarship to be awarded to a student studying music or radio broadcasting. Mark Egan received the scholarship.
The Tucker Community Endowment Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship in memory of Dr. Joseph Stefl, a physicianﾒs assistant in Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties. The $750 scholarship was awarded to Gabrielle Cutlip.
Cutlip also received the Nicholas and Mary Agnes Trivillian Fund Scholarship, a $1,000 award made possible through the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.
The Haddad Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Jason Mallow and Amanda Nottingham.
John Harris presented the Virgil and Macel Harris Scholarship to Bree Eberbaugh. The scholarship is in honor of VirgilHarris, who served as principal at Green Bank High School; and Macel, who taught in Pocahontas County.
The Helen and Clark Brumagin Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jason Mallow and Amanda Nottingham by Philip Cain.
Gabe Beck, Gabrielle Cutlip and Jesse Walker received the Beulah Moore Scholarship. The award is provided by friends and co-workers of the late Moore, Executive Officer of First National Bank.
The Hazel Dumire Memorial Scholarship was presented by Philip Cain to Tanika Dunz.
The Ora Belle Thompson Sharp Scholarship was presented to Sam Rose by Sharp family representative Marvina Irvine.
Bree Eberbaugh received the Alice Rowan Waugh Memorial Scholarship. The award is given in memory of Waugh, a well-known educator.
The Walker Manufacturing Scholarship is awarded to students with high academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and service to the community. Kayla Riley received the scholarship.
Board of education president Kenneth Vance presented the BOE Scholarship to Adrienne Nottingham.
Vance also recognized Cody Perkins for his service as student representative on the board and Mali Minter for her achievements at PCHS Teacher of the Year.
The Gay and Becky Shinaberry Scholarship and the Beth Buck Scholarship were awarded to Bree Eberbaugh.
National Honor Society members were recognized for their achievements. The senior members are: President Toni Dilley, Vice President Gabrielle Cutlip, Secretary Joy Walkup, Treasurer Sam Rose, Jesse Bolyard, Emily Brown, Steven Brandt, Tanika Dunz, Bree Eberbaugh, Laurel Fischer, Brittany Hall, Nathan Hudson Chris Kopriva, Nathanial Lash, Martin Lockman, Jason Mallow, Joshua Moore, Jairus Morton, Adrienne Nottingham, Amanda Nottingham, Abe Rittenhouse, Kiy Tywoniw and Jimmy Wiley.
Junior members are: Ellie Bell, Katelynn Beverage, Jamie Boothe, Rachel Cain, Sarah Conner, Shonda Carr, Seth Doss, Nathan Hamons, Cathy Hefner, Lakota Jonese, Payton Mann, Danielle Mothes, Logan Plumley, Kim Pollard, Amy Rose, Joe Rose, Sarah Shears, Khristian Smith, Shelby Snead, Karen Wilfong and Clay Wiley.
The 2010-2011 National Honor Society officers were named by Taylor. The new officers are: President, Kim Pollard, Vice President, Nathan Hamons, Secretary, Jamie Boothe and Treasurer, Ellie Bell.