GCHS: Principal’s List - 3rd Nine Weeks - 2016-17
GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
3rd Nine Weeks
|7th GRADE||10th GRADE|
|Anderson, Kaitlyn||Bossert, Logan|
|Facemire, Elijah||Bostic, Josiah|
|Ferguson, Carrah||Chapman, Lindsay|
|Hamric, Ean||Cottrill, Marshall|
|Liu, Justin||Frymier, Autumn|
|Minigh, Lilly||Hardman, Faith|
|Mohr, James||Mohr, Madison|
|Moyers, Autumn||Murphy, Caitlin|
|Price, Scott||Page, Daydra|
|Taylor, Emma||Phares, Logan|
|White, McKinzie||Powell, Brianna|
|Bourn, Shayla||11 TH GRADE|
|Eberly, Arista||Cain, Ruthann|
|Fox, Emma||Coleman, Madison|
|Frymier, Allyson||Evans, Ashley|
|Gray, Jada||Garrett, Allie|
|McCumbers, Sara||Junkins, Nicholas|
|Mohr, Eve||Moore, Courtney|
|Phares, Rachel||Moore, Keaton|
|Stanley, Kenya||Moss, Miah|
|9th GRADE||Self, Hunter|
|Clegg, Kelsey||Skidmore, Mary|
|Cogar, Zane||Wanstreet, Haley|
|Finley, Rhea||Wellings, Bayley|
|Furr, Jagger||Wimer, Tyanna|
|Garcia, Savanna||Wright, Sada|
|Lemon, Hunter||12TH GRADE|
|Miller, Clifford||Allison, Dillon|
|Morris, Maria||Arden, Jacob|
|Pyles, Samantha||Aviles, Sarah|
|Roberts, Payton||Butler, Jacob|
|Watkins, Kerry||Cottrill, Lydia|
|Wine, Katelyn||Crouch, Morgan|
GCHS: Honor Roll - 3rd Nine Weeks - 2016-17
GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
3rd Nine Weeks
|7th GRADE||10th GRADE|
|Barnhouse, Gabriel||Baringer, Kathryn|
|Barr, Caleb||Barnhouse, Ezekiel|
|Butler, Garrett||Bill, Johnathan|
|Carr, Christopher||Bossert, Morgan|
|Chapman, Jacob||Cole, Tiffany|
|Conrad, Alex||Frame, Joey|
|Gee, Shelby||Gillespie, Adam|
|Hamric, Tristan||Greenlief, Logan|
|Hardwick, Jacob||Grove, Hannah|
|Hess, Kathryn||Klapka, Jaccob|
|Landis, Jesse||McCune, Clayton|
|Marks, Geraka||Moore, Cheyenne|
|Matheny, Matthew||Phares, Hailey|
|McHenry, Taylor||Poole, Isaac|
|McWhirter, Keely||Pyles, Brandon|
|Morgan, Malaysia||Raulston, Cassandra|
|Self, Levi||Rose, Dalton|
|Stewart, Amiah||Smith, Donald|
|Wellings, Laurann||Steele, Chase|
|Young, Lucas||Wagoner, Austin|
|Cawthon, Caliegh||11th GRADE|
|Clark, Athena||Black, Victoria|
|Collins, Zachery||Brodeur, Naomy|
|Drake, Trevor||Brown, Jordan|
|Frame, Christopher||Goodrich, Trayton|
|Gibson, Autumn||Haley, Gunnar|
|Grove, Corbin||Jedamski, Evan|
|Lang, Rachel||Jordan, Marea|
|Law, Tierra||Lamb, Samantha|
|McHenry, Nicholas||Loyd, Raven|
|Moss, Kyle||Marks, Jesse|
|Talbott, Brittany||Murphy, Cynthia|
|Wellings, Ty||Paxson, Devin|
|9th GRADE||Roberts, Maggie|
|Arbogast, Kyle||See, Ashley|
|Fitzwater, Brady||Self, Matthew|
|Haley, Ty||Skinner, Caleb|
|Harper, Jonathan||White, Ashlee|
|Helmick, Trevor||Wine, Cassidy|
|Liu, Andrew||12th GRADE|
|McVaney, Shawn||Cogar, Abigail|
|Minney, Hannah||Copeland, Tiffany|
|Persinger, Briar||Dickey, Dalton|
|Phares, Ethan||Duskey, Brittany|
|Sanders, Hannah||Frame, Justin|
|Skeens, Makayla||Gibson, Caleb|
|Starsick, Macee||Hardman, George|
|Sumpter, Rebecca||Hedges, Daniel|
|Tomblin, Anthony||Helmick, Danny|
|Wellings, Grace||Jones, Alex|
|Yoho, Anna||Maxwell, Shayna|
Pearl S. Buck Writing Contest Open To High School, College Students
All students attending a West Virginia high school or college are invited to compete in the annual Pearl S. Buck writing contest.
Dr. Melanie Page, West Virginia University’s Vice President for Creative Programs, announced the contest. Awards of $1,000 each will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student winner, and a high school winner will receive $250 and a scholarship to the WVU English Department’s Summer Scholars program, which has a $600 value.
Applicants must submit an original writing in any literary genre (e.g., fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essay, children’s literature, playwriting, blog, etc.) no later than April 15, 2017. Word maximum is 10,000.
Contest details and submission portal can be found HERE .
The late Miss Buck is one of only two American women to win both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for Literature. In 1892, she was born in her mother’s ancestral home, now a museum complex, in Hillsboro in Pocahontas County. Later, she wrote over 100 books dealing with both the Eastern and Western cultures and their peoples, and have been translated into 60 foreign languages.
This contest and other related Pearl Buck activities are a joint project of the West Virginia University Libraries-Pearl Buck Manuscripts Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Pearl Buck Birthplace Foundation and WV Wesleyan College.
Gilmer County Residents Graduate from GSC
Nine students from Gilmer County were awarded degrees during the Glenville State College December Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
- Ezekiel G. Bonnett of Coxs Mills graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic’s and Digital Media Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with minors in Psychology and Sociology.
- Monica D. Bush of Big Springs received a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Sarah A. Chapman of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology.
- Larisa D. Gray of Coxs Mills graduated Magna Cum Laude and from the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in Math (5-adult). She was also a graduate of GSC’s Honors Program.
- Samantha J. Gregory of Cedarville received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Social Work.
- Monica A. Harper of Linn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Information and Media Studies.
- Maggie B. Lilly of Glenville received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Landman Technology and minors in Business and Environmental Science.
- Athena V. Morris of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Education (K-6).
- Kyle M. Troutman of Troy graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate in Science degree in Forest Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Forest Technology and a minor in Environmental Science.
Founded in 1872, Glenville State College is a public liberal arts college located in Glenville, West Virginia. The college offers a variety of four-year degree programs and several NCAA Division II athletic teams.
Happy New Year 2017
Every New Year brings us not only opportunities but challenges as well.
As we enter 2017, the challenges we face at The Free Press loom large.
The threats to our community freedom and the right to speak about your concerns are greatly increasing.
But as the Apostle Paul tells us, the key to winning any struggle is running the race to the end.
That is why we are so thankful to our readers and supporters who are committed to staying in the battle for the long run.
We have faith that not only what we are doing is right, but that in the end we will prevail.
Thank you and God bless you, for running the race with us.
Your faithful prayers and support make it possible for us to finish the race and protect the cherished God-given freedoms we all rely on.
The Free Press WV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
GSC Honors Employees for Years of Service
Glenville State College honored three staff members at its Service Awards Recognition event that was held in conjunction with the annual employee holiday luncheon on Friday, December 16 in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr presented service award pins and certificates of appreciation to the employees for their many years of service at Glenville State College.
Those recognized included:
Debbie Spence with President Barr (L) and Bob Hardman (R)
40 Years of Service
Debbie Spence – Office of Business and Finance, Payroll Representative, Senior
Jim Tatman with President Barr (L) and Tom Ratliff (R)
35 Years of Service
Jim Tatman – Physical Plant, Trades Specialist I
(L-R) President Barr, Mawahna Gifford, Rick Accord, and Bob Hardman
20 Years of Service
Mawahna Gifford – Office of Business and Finance, Accountant
GSC recognizes employees beginning with 15 years of service; subsequent employment milestones are recognized in five year increments.
The years of employment for these awards were calculated through June 30, 2016.
Goodrich Named Classified Employee of the Year at GSC
Carol Goodrich, who works as the Administrative Assistant in the Glenville State College Department of Business, has been named the 2016 GSC Classified Employee of the Year. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr presented the award to Goodrich during the annual employee holiday luncheon on December 16.
“Being an Administrative Secretary is one of the most satisfying jobs I have ever had. I enjoy working with the incoming freshmen and watching them go from their first year here to becoming a senior and graduating. The faculty at GSC make me feel like this my second home and I enjoy working with all of them. The secretaries in other departments have always been willing to help out whenever asked without question. Everyone at GSC has made me feel welcome and like part of a big family,” Goodrich said.
Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr (L) and
Classified Staff Council Vice President Rachel Adams (R) with
2016 Classified Employee of the Year Carol Goodrich
Nominations for the recognition cite Goodrich’s “warm, caring, and supportive nature,” her contagious enthusiasm, and note that she is always professional and respectful. Another nomination said, “Carol is always smiling and approaches every person with a kind heart and helpful attitude.” A Business Department professor noted her humility, stating, “She does not seek accolades and glory but throws herself fully into supporting our department.”
A true Gilmer Countian, Goodrich was born in Sand Fork, West Virginia and currently resides in Normantown. She graduated from GSC with an associate’s degree in 1997 and an RBA degree in 2007. During her over 17 years working at GSC she has served as Administrative Secretary for several academic departments including Land Resources, Business, Criminal Justice, and Social Science. She also worked in the Business and Finance Office for a short time.
Carol and her husband Dallas have a daughter, Carrie Mann, and a son, Dallas W. Goodrich (Jessica). Together they have four grandsons, five granddaughters, and one great-grandson.
When she isn’t at work, Goodrich enjoys spending time with her family, whether at home or while attending sporting events. She is also a Notary Public.
She becomes the 28th recipient of the award that has been presented at GSC since 1986.
GSC Holds December Commencement Ceremony
Glenville State College’s winter commencement ceremony took place on the morning of Saturday, December 10 in the college’s Waco Center.
The graduates, officially part of the Class of 2017, will complete requirements for an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, criminal justice, teacher education, and natural resource management, among others. The group is made up of approximately 90 students who have completed or will complete their degree requirements in July and December 2016. The students come from several counties throughout West Virginia as well as five other states (California, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia).
Dr. Bill Webb, a 1973 Glenville State College graduate, delivers the keynote address
Dr. William “Bill” Webb, a 1973 Glenville State College graduate, delivered the keynote address and was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the institution. The honorary degree is one of higher education’s most significant accolades and it serves the dual purpose of recognizing extraordinary individuals and inspiring graduating students. It is awarded to distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for achievement and distinction. Webb is the founder and director of Oasis Behavioral Health Services in Barboursville, West Virginia. He was honored with the GSC Alumni Association’s Achievement Award in 2006. During his 40 year career, Webb has served as the executive director of both the Holistic Health Center and Area Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Group in Huntington, West Virginia.
Webb advised the students to be comfortable with who they are, make decisions to be happy, foster lifelong friendships, to never stop learning, practice kindness, and to keep a sense of humor.
During the ceremony a somber moment was observed as a posthumous honorary degree was presented to in memory of Dejana Ludoski, who was an international student from Belgrade, Serbia. Ludoski was on track to complete her degree requirements with the December graduating class when she tragically died in a September automobile accident.
Additionally, retiring education professor Janet K. Bailey was bestowed with the title of Faculty Emerita at the event.
Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr concluded the ceremony by telling the graduates, “Each of you should take great pride in your success and leave this occasion proudly and ready, or nearly ready, to take your places in the world. Your family and friends and the faculty and staff of Glenville State College salute you.”
Spring semester classes at GSC will begin on Monday, January 09, 2017.
For information on enrolling and beginning your journey as a GSC Pioneer, contact the Glenville State College Office of Admissions at www.glenville.edu or 304.462.6130.
GCHS Basketball Senior Kylie Shuff Scored Her 1,000th Point
GCHS Basketball Senior Kylie Shuff scored her 1,000th point on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 against Webster County in the Damon West Gymnasium.
Kylie has been a four year starter on the girls basketball team, named to the 2016 Class A Girls Basketball LKC First Team, 2016 State Championship All Tournament Team, State Tournament MVP, Second Team All-State and has recently signed to further her basketball career at Concord University.
Kylie finished the night with 16 game points and 1005 career points.
Kylie is the daughter of Jesica and Steve Shuff of Glenville, WV.
First Team All State Football—Gilmer County High School
Gilmer County High School landed six players on the 2016 Class A High School Football All-State Team.
Cousins Trey Shuff and Cole Haley were named to First Team Defense as Utility and Linebacker, respectively.
Jason Montgomery was named to Second Team Offense Outside Linebacker.
Gunnar Haley was named Special Honorable Mention, and Bryce Roberts and Will Greene as Honorable Mention.
GCHS finished the season with an impressive 11-1 season, the best in school history, advancing to the second round of playoffs.
(L to R): Bryce Roberts, son of Mary Jo Roberts and Pat Roberts; Will Greene, son of James Green;
Gunnar Haley and Cole Haley ,sons of Mike and Monica Haley; Trey Shuff, son of Steve and Jessica Shuff ;
and Jason Montgomery, son of Mark and Charlene Montgomery of Linn.
Complete statewide list can be viewed in SPORTS section.
Governor and First Lady Tomblin to Kick Off Holiday Season with Annual Joyful Night Celebration
Joyful Night celebration to be held Tuesday, December 06 at State Capitol Complex
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will welcome West Virginians to the annual Joyful Night celebration Tuesday, December 06 at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
As part of the evening’s festivities, the First Family encourages attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots campaign. There also will be a special tribute to West Virginia’s military men and women, veterans, Gold Star Families and first responders.
“Joanne and I are excited to welcome West Virginians from across the state to join us as we kick off the holiday season with this year’s Joyful Night celebration for the last time as your Governor and First Lady,” Gov. Tomblin said. “This celebration is a special time for us as we reflect on the cherished memories we have made over the past six years. We will be celebrating friendship, family and camaraderie—values we as West Virginians hold dear—and honoring our state’s brave service men and women, their families and our first responders. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in the holiday celebrations.”
The Joyful Night program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the South Plaza of the Capitol with performances from West Virginia school bands and at 6:00 p.m. Governor and First Lady Tomblin will light the state Christmas tree, donated by Brenda and David Hanson of Winfield.
This year, Toyota is the first corporate sponsor for West Virginia’s Joyful Night Celebration.
For more information about the Joyful Night activities, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History at 304.558.0220.
How Big of A Turkey Should I Buy? And Other Thanksgiving FAQs
Thanksgiving is all about tradition, so it’s only natural that we field a lot of the same questions each year about the same things.
But it’s okay. These things come up again and again for a reason! We’ve gathered some of the most common questions here for your easy perusal.
How big of a turkey should I buy?
The Agriculture Department suggests one pound of turkey per person. We’ve previously suggested about 1½ pounds for each diner to allow for leftovers.
• When to buy and how to store your turkey. When you buy the bird depends on whether you’re going with fresh or frozen. A raw, fresh turkey should be stored for no longer than two days in the refrigerator. In theory, a frozen turkey can last indefinitely. But for the best quality, use it within a year. Of course, if you have yet to buy one for this year, you have nothing to worry about in terms of storage time.
Should I brine the turkey?
Brining helps poultry stay moist and tasty. (Kosher or self-basting birds should not be brined.) Some people choose to dry brine their turkey – rub it with salt, basically. In that situation, salt draws the meat’s juices to the surface of the bird. The juices then mix with the salt, forming a brine that is then reabsorbed by the meat. A few years ago, deputy Post Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick tried both methods and decided she preferred a wet brine, which required less effort and resulted in more uniformly moist and seasoned meat. When you remove the turkey from the brine, make sure you pat it thoroughly dry to get crisp skin. But consider this: You can also achieve a moist, flavorful turkey without brining at all.
Why a turkey breast?
Even dark-meat fans can appreciate the moist, tender yield of a bone-in turkey breast. The key is in choosing a cooking method that will do it justice. A turkey breast can be just the ticket for a small group, as well as an alternative to roasting a second bird when you’re planning to feed a crowd. A real selling point: It can be done in advance.
Should I roast a turkey breast for two people?
Size-wise, a turkey breast is definitely a good fit for a small crowd, though for a pair, you’ll probably want to aim for something close to six pounds. Even then, you’ll have some extra for subsequent meals. To satisfy those who go for dark meat, consider getting a small whole turkey. You might have especially good luck with a local farmer. If the ideas of a white-meat-only breast or too-big whole turkey don’t appeal to you, there are other options. You might consider a duck, which is smaller, with rich, gamy flavor. Or go the ultimate route for single- or small-serving poultry and cook Cornish hens.
How can I make gravy in advance?
Roast extra turkey wings until deeply browned and crisped. Toss them into a pot of at least four cups of broth with your favorite aromatics: celery, onion, fresh herbs, a bay leaf, whole black peppercorns. For interest, add ½ cup of dry red wine or Madeira or unsweetened apple cider. Cook, strain, and discard the solids. Then you can melt eight tablespoons of unsalted butter in a separate saucepan and whisk in ½ cup of low-protein flour, like Wondra or pastry flour, to form a smooth roux; it needs to be cooked over medium heat for a few minutes to lose its floury taste. Whisk in your enriched stock and cook until thickened, which should take more than 20 minutes. Season, cool, refrigerate or freeze. Once the bird comes out of the oven, you might want to whisk strained pan drippings into the reheated gravy, then season with salt and pepper.
How do I make a perfect pie crust?
A few pointers: Keep things cool. Rotate the crust 90 degrees periodically as you’re rolling it. Make your crusts in advance. And if something does go wrong, roll with it. Do your best, and call it a day. Smile, because, hey, you’re going to be eating pie!
What can I make ahead?
• Cranberry sauce. Most cranberry relishes can be refrigerated for up to a week.
• Gravy. You can make your gravy (or most of it, minus the drippings) a few days early.
• Bread. Bake your bread or rolls a day or two in advance.
• Pies. Most pies can be made two or more days in advance.
• Turkey. Start brining the day before.
• Stuffing. Advance work depends on the recipe. Some stuffings can be made wholly in advance; others should be made up to the point of adding the liquid. Reheat or finish baking on Thursday.
What can I do with leftovers?
• Send home extras with your friends and family.
• Make a Thanksgiving hash.
• Blend vegetables into purée for soup.
• Layer other dishes into a type of terrine.
• Turn bread into croutons or bread crumbs.
• Mash pies into ramekins for a kind of custard.
Delegate Brent Boggs: Thank You
GCHS: Honor Roll - 1st Nine Weeks - 2016-17
GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1st Nine Weeks
|7th GRADE||10th GRADE|
|Bancroft, Trinity||Barnhouse, Zeke|
|Beall, Ryan||Bill, Jonathan|
|Black, Elizabeth||Boggs, Maysen|
|Carr, Christopher||Bossert, Morgan|
|Chapman, Avery||Cole, Kendrick|
|Chapman, Jacob||Facemire, Lucas|
|Conrad, Alex||Frame, Joey|
|Gee, Shelby||Frymier, Autumn|
|Hamric, Tristan||Grove, Hannah|
|Hardwick, Jacob||Huff, Hailey|
|Hess, Kathryn||Klapka, Jaccob|
|Landis, Jesse||Lake, Kevin|
|Marks, Geraka||McCune, Clayton|
|Matheny, Matthew||Moore, Cheyenne|
|McHenry, Taylor||Page, Daydra|
|McVaney, Alexis||Phares, Hailey|
|McWhirter, Keely||Poole, Isaac|
|Minigh, Lilly||Powell, Brianna|
|Morgan, Malaysia||Rose, Dalton|
|Rice, Jailyne||Sipling, Shayla|
|Self, Levi||Steele, Chase|
|Stewart, Adam||Wood, Sierra|
|Towner, Karma||Yoak, Morgan|
|Williams, Destiny||11th GRADE|
|Young, Lucas||Bennett, Rachelle|
|8th GRADE||Brown, Jordan|
|Arbogast, Paige||Glass-Hotch, Emmie|
|Burkhammer, Brianna||Haley, Gunnar|
|Canfield, Logan||Jedamski, Evan|
|Clark, Athena||Jordan, Marea|
|Collins, Zachery||Moore, Courtney|
|Frame, Christopher||Murphy, Cynthia|
|Frymier, Allyson||Nicholas, Taylor|
|Gibson, Autumn||Nielsen, Christian|
|Gray, Jada||Paxson, Devin|
|Greenlief, McKayla||Persinger, Jacob|
|Grove, Corbin||Price, Emily|
|Harubin, Aidan||Self, Hunter|
|Lang, Rachel||Skinner, Caleb|
|Law, Tierra||Wine, Cassidy|
|Miller, Seaira||12th GRADE|
|Moss, Kyle||Aviles, Noah|
|Newman, Joshua||Crouch, Morgan|
|Ratliff, Landen||Gibson, Caleb|
|Talbott, Brittany||Gumm, Brody|
|Taylor, Dakota||Helmick, Danny|
|Wellings, Thomas||Lowe, Steven|
|Williams, Tori||Maxwell, Shayna|
|9th GRADE||Montgomery, Jason|
|Appleby, Elizabeth||Roberts, Bryce|
|Finley, Rhea||Shuff, Trey|
|Fitzwater, Brady||Swiger, Kerri|
|Furr, Jagger||Tanner, Lucas|
|Garcia, Savanna||Watkins, Colleen|
|Harper, Jonathan||Wiant, Brittany|