Super Scholars honored for achievements
Pocahontas County students have worked hard this year and the fruits of their labor were honored May 10 at the Super Scholars award ceremony at Pocahontas County High School.
Superintendent C.C. Lester explained the requirements to be a Super Scholar. The students must be in grades three through 12 and enrolled since November 1, 2011; must attain an overall cumulative average of 93 percent at the end of the third nine weeks in the core subjects of Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies; and cannot have below a C in any other subject.
Hillsboro Elementary School principal Ricky Sharp recognized the following students:
Third Grade: Lanty Rose, Breanna Sharp, Cassidy Hardesty, Chloe Hardesty, Emily Henderson, Logan Hively, Faith Johnson, Savannah McMillion and Lexi Price.
Fourth Grade: Kolton Alderman, Kearstin Bogart, Isaac Evans and Michael Hardesty.
Fifth Grade: Colton Massey and Victoria Rose.
Marlinton Elementary School students were recognized by Director of Special Education/Student Services Ruth Bland. Principal Ron Hall was unable to attend.
Third Grade: Jesse Bostic, Brandon Burns, Jacob Davis, Seth Day, Alan Gibson, Tessa Kiner, Autumn Lane, Odie Leyzorek, Hadden Mick, Silas Riley, Conner Spencer, Kinley Taylor, Aleaxis Thomas, Jersee Wilfong and Glenn Wilt.
Fourth Grade: Julie Agee, Brody Buzzard, Carly Keatley, Abram Leyzorek, Michael McGee, Matthew Moore, Charity Morrison, Amelia Rose, Thomas Smith and Devyn Young.
Green Bank Elementary-Middle School principal Sara McClintic recognized the following students:
Third Grade: Jacob Barkley, Ty Cochran, Jennalee Meck, P.J. Rittenhouse, Carleigh Warner and Cheylin Woodruff.
Fifth Grade: Noah Barkley, Jacob Jones, Brianna Morgan, Hunter Shafer, Mathias Solliday, Makayla Sweeney and Logan Woodruff.
Sixth Grade: Henry Dillon-Whitehead, Jacob Hise, Aspan Holder, Madalaine Fleming, Cora Hedrick and Meggan Long.
Seventh Grade: Brady Jones, Brandon Halterman, Lindsey Hartzell and Drake Warder.
Eighth Grade: Emily Boothe, Samantha Collins, Megan Galford, Makalya Marks, Lara Baudler, Mikalan Holder, Marilyn Creager, Tessa Himelrick, Melissa Murphy and Michelle Murphy.
Marlinton Middle School principal Joe Riley recognized the following students:
Fifth Grade: Emalee Arbogast, Hannah Carper, Benjamin Davis, Patience Garretson, Brianna Hefner, Braeden Hicks, Aaron Kershner, Cody Kiner, Alexis Layne, Brandon Puffenbarger, Elijah Robertson, J.D. Sharp, Kayla Sharp and Taylor Tegtmeyer.
Sixth Grade: Marley Brust, Katie Gibson, Mark Jordan, Caitlin Keatley, Laura Leyzorek, Brianna Mills, Nathan Morrison, Catlyn Sparks, Briar Wilfong and Hunter Wilfong.
Seventh Grade: Macayla Beck, Logan Burks, Alexandria Burns, Carlie Ervine, Kayla Gibson, Sydney Hall, Bradley Harper, Ryan Irvine, Tessa Jordan, Trevor Jordan, Ryan Puffenbarger, Ashley Stuart, Kevin Thompson and Autumn Vance.
Eighth Grade: Caitlin Barnes, Jairyd Burrell, Olivia Dean, Mia Ellison, Chad Friel, Taylor Layne, Audrey Lore, Ashlyn McKenny, Tyler Owens and Matthew Rao.
Pocahontas County High School principal Tom Sanders recognized the following students:
Freshmen: Kyleen Alkire, Kindra Carr, Patrick Collins, Jensen Dean, Alyssa Dunbrack, Miles Goodall, Phillip Green, Casey Griffith, Vicnent Harper, Natalie Hartzell, Isaac Hise, Kayla Lester, Alexandra Plate, Cary Robertson and David Rose.
Sophomores: Susan Erlewine, Welsey Felton, Clay Friel, Fredricah Gardner, Amanda Gibson, Jessalyn Hamilton, Allison Jonese, Makeia Jonese, Alexander Kennison, Dayla Lambert, Linzi Myers, Haley Nelson, Hannah Nelson, Lorena Rose and Sarah Worth.
Juniors: Tiffanie Alexander, Ryan Cain, Shanna Carr, Kyler Doss, Georg Faerber, Andrew Gibb, Derek Hamman, Clayton Irvine, Chantella Lewis, Jordan Mann, Gavin Moore, Clair Mosesso, Alyssa Nottingham, Cassidy Rao, Heather Snead, David Stennes, Gabriel Walkup, Samantha Walton, Parker White, Phillip Whiteis and Olivia Workman.
Seniors: Lyndsey Barlow, Chloe Bland, Summer Chestnut, Gloria Jerome, Lindsey Kinder, Seth Morgan, Ryan Turbyfill and Erin White.
Sanders also announced that Chloe Bland and Summer Chestnut are co-Salutatorians and Erin White is Valedictorian.
The Golden Horseshoe winners Tommy Gruelik, of Green Bank Middle School, and Caitlin Barnes, of Marlinton Middle School, were also recognized.
Lester announced the nominees for Service Employee of the Year: Sondra Vaughan, custodian at HES; Sandy Irvine, custodian at GBEMS; TaBeatha McCoy, Aide at MES; and Kenneth Shearer, bus mechanic at PCHS.
Tim Wade, custodian at MMS, was named the Service Employee of the year.
Nominees for Teacher of the Year were Shannon Alderman, third grade teacher at HES; Alesia Wayne, Title I teacher at GBEMS; Kristie Smith, fourth grade teacher at MES; and Shannon Anderson, special education teacher at MMS.
Mali Minter, Spanish teacher at PCHS was named the Teacher of the Year.
Board of education president Kenneth Vance recognized those retiring from the school system this year: Patricia Thompson, aide/cook from 1980-2011; Leffort Kidd, bus operator from 1971-2012; Peggy Carpenter, custodian/cook from 1996-2011; Eileen Irvine, secretary/accountant from 1967-2011; Mary McCutcheon, teacher from 1989-2012; Nancy Martin, teacher from 1978-2012; and Robert Sheets, teacher from 1977-2012.