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Severe Thunderstorm Watch by National Weather Service

The Gilmer Free Press

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for multiple counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

The watch is in effect until 9:00 PM in West Virginia in:

    •  Braxton
    •  Gilmer
    •  Webster
    •  Calhoun
    •  Nicholas
    •  Clay
    •  Roane
    •  Lewis
    •  Pocahontas
    •  Randolph
    •  Upshur
    •  Boone
    •  Lincoln
    •  Fayette
    •  Kanawha
    •  Logan
    •  McDowell
    •  Mingo
    •  Putnam
    •  Raleigh
    •  Wyoming
    •  Cabell
    •  Wayne

A watch means severe weather is possible within the next few hours.

UHC Cancer Center Receives Care Package Supplies

Bridgeport, WV – The Cecil B. Highland, Jr. and Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center recently received a donation of chemotherapy care package supplies from Brandy and Adelyn Moyer of Roanoke, WV.

Instead of toys and other presents for Moyer’s first birthday, the family requested that friends and family members provide supplies for chemotherapy care packages.

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(L-R) Brandy Moyer, Adelyn Moyer, and Peggy Johnson, RN, BSN
at United Hospital Center.


An abundance of blankets, socks, toiletries, activity books and snacks were the result.

The family drew inspiration based on their own experience. “Our family has been greatly affected by cancer the last few years, and this was a great way to fight back,” said Moyer.

“We are extremely thankful for donors like the Moyer family,” said Peggy Johnson, RN. “Care packages help to give cancer patients the comfort they deserve while providing them with the peace of mind that someone is wishing them hope, strength and patience as they endure the tribulations of cancer treatment.”

WVU Graduation List: Spring 2015

The Gilmer Free Press

MORGANTOWN, WV – West Virginia University has released its Dean’s and President’s list and Graduation list for the spring 2015 semester.

A total of 5,099 students were named to the Dean’s list for spring 2015.

Out of these students, 1,839 were named to the President’s list after receiving a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Those on the Dean’s list received a 3.5 GPA or higher.

A total of 4,301 WVU students graduated following the 2015 spring term.

Following are the graduates from the area Counties:

Last Name First Name City County
Delauder Emily Belington Barbour
Gray Trinity Belington Barbour
Jones Shannon Belington Barbour
Phipps Sarah Belington Barbour
Post Emma Belington Barbour
Price Dereck Belington Barbour
Riccio Jonathan Belington Barbour
Ware Jonathan Belington Barbour
Zirkle Christina Buckhannon Barbour
Howdershelt Seth Moatsville Barbour
Crickenberger Samuel Philippi Barbour
Foster Tasha Philippi Barbour
Norris Lauren Philippi Barbour
Saas Barbara Philippi Barbour
Schiefelbein Lauren Philippi Barbour
Chapman Chance Duck Braxton
Berry Tiffany Flatwoods Braxton
Tyo Jacob Frametown Braxton
Foster Marshall Gassaway Braxton
Rollins Katie Gassaway Braxton
Frame Macy Sutton Braxton
Zaras Theodore Sutton Braxton
Houchin Ashley Arnoldsburg Calhoun
Moore Melissa Chloe Calhoun
Johnson Mandi Grantsville Calhoun
Dorsey Chelsie Clay Clay
Dorsey Chelsie Clay Clay
Shearer Michael Clay Clay
Chapman Tashauna Duck Clay
Ross India Duck Clay
Brown Savanna Maysel Clay
Paxton David Maysel Clay
Cole Kelli Wallback Clay
Mitchell Kayla West Union Doddridge
DeMarino Hannah Glenville Gilmer
Estep Gregory Glenville Gilmer
Abruzzino Brittany Bridgeport Harrison
Alvarez Laura Bridgeport Harrison
Burlas Corrie Bridgeport Harrison
Cavallo Carrie Bridgeport Harrison
Conley Sarah Bridgeport Harrison
Critchfield Dami Bridgeport Harrison
Garrett Kurtis Bridgeport Harrison
Gherman John Bridgeport Harrison
Gray Wendi Bridgeport Harrison
Gruber Michael Bridgeport Harrison
Gruber Michael Bridgeport Harrison
Guirguis Marilyn Bridgeport Harrison
Henderson Regan Bridgeport Harrison
Hinkle Deanna Bridgeport Harrison
Iaquinta Brittni Bridgeport Harrison
Jafri Shane Bridgeport Harrison
Kroll Colleen Bridgeport Harrison
Lantz Justin Bridgeport Harrison
Lilly Kathrine Bridgeport Harrison
Mashta Mohamad Bridgeport Harrison
Murray Kevin Bridgeport Harrison
Patterson Jessica Bridgeport Harrison
Rudy Nicole Bridgeport Harrison
Sabbagh Osama Bridgeport Harrison
Seamon Zachary Bridgeport Harrison
Sellas Maria Bridgeport Harrison
Shanesy Joelle Bridgeport Harrison
Smith Brandon Bridgeport Harrison
Smith Elizabeth Bridgeport Harrison
Spadafore Joseph Bridgeport Harrison
Strogen Emily Bridgeport Harrison
Swanson Kayleigh Bridgeport Harrison
Thi Brian Bridgeport Harrison
Tomasik Nathan Bridgeport Harrison
Trickett Jessica Bridgeport Harrison
Trickett Jessica Bridgeport Harrison
Warne Andrew Bridgeport Harrison
White Garrett Bridgeport Harrison
Ferree Allen Bristol Harrison
Gillespie Corey Bristol Harrison
McKeen Martin Bristol Harrison
Brown Corey Clarksburg Harrison
Brunetti Samuel Clarksburg Harrison
Cain Emily Clarksburg Harrison
Carbacio Megan Clarksburg Harrison
Casteel Richard Clarksburg Harrison
Casteel Richard Clarksburg Harrison
Chancey Kendall Clarksburg Harrison
Clark Meaghan Clarksburg Harrison
Coffman Fletcher Clarksburg Harrison
Folio Christopher Clarksburg Harrison
Franz Morgan Clarksburg Harrison
Freeman Tiara Clarksburg Harrison
Givens Elizabeth Clarksburg Harrison
Greene Emily Clarksburg Harrison
Greene Emily Clarksburg Harrison
Hamilton James Clarksburg Harrison
Hayhurst Jacob Clarksburg Harrison
Heflin Stanley Clarksburg Harrison
Jougras Cameron Clarksburg Harrison
Lawrence Karley Clarksburg Harrison
Long Morgan Clarksburg Harrison
Marra Jacob Clarksburg Harrison
Mazza Madison Clarksburg Harrison
Moore Patrick Clarksburg Harrison
Noss Shay Clarksburg Harrison
Payne Gabrielle Clarksburg Harrison
Shaw Kathryn Clarksburg Harrison
Shingleton Kelsey Clarksburg Harrison
Smith Virginia Clarksburg Harrison
Stamm Christopher Clarksburg Harrison
Tetrick Alaina Clarksburg Harrison
Varner Mary Clarksburg Harrison
Altizer Dylan Jane Lew Harrison
Turner Ryan Jane Lew Harrison
Turner Ryan Jane Lew Harrison
Bartlett Tyler Lost Creek Harrison
Casto Chantelle Lost Creek Harrison
Matheny Dustin Lost Creek Harrison
Williams Cole Lost Creek Harrison
Wright Makinsey Lost Creek Harrison
Wright Makinsey Lost Creek Harrison
Wright Makinsey Lost Creek Harrison
Davis Brandon Lumberport Harrison
Wilkins Leigh Lumberport Harrison
Wilkins Leigh Lumberport Harrison
Weaver Heather Meadowbrook Harrison
Denny Andrew Mount Clare Harrison
Devericks Troy Mount Clare Harrison
Epperly Andrew Mount Clare Harrison
Wilson Gabriel Mount Clare Harrison
Fluharty Jordan Salem Harrison
Trent Savanna Salem Harrison
Williams Joel Salem Harrison
Harlow Joshua Shinnston Harrison
Jones Erin Shinnston Harrison
McCoy Matthew Shinnston Harrison
Prahl Jeremy Shinnston Harrison
Watkins Emily Shinnston Harrison
DeFazio Bryanna Stonewood Harrison
Lopez Eric Stonewood Harrison
Gooden Alaina West Milford Harrison
Mooney Ariel West Milford Harrison
Swiger Timothy Alum Bridge Lewis
Jackson Ryan Horner Lewis
Dunlap Amber Jane Lew Lewis
Garrett Diana Jane Lew Lewis
Jerden Jeremy Jane Lew Lewis
Skaggs Rebecca Jane Lew Lewis
Tinney Randi Jane Lew Lewis
Hardman Brianna Weston Lewis
Helmick Juliana Weston Lewis
King Carnell Weston Lewis
Metheny Lauren Weston Lewis
Miller Mallory Weston Lewis
Minney Sean Weston Lewis
Riffle Kassey Weston Lewis
Santalucia Nicholas Weston Lewis
Whetsell Kathryn Weston Lewis
Wood Melissa Weston Lewis
Barker Angela Canvas Nicholas
Hinkle Jessica Canvas Nicholas
Isabell Andrew Craigsville Nicholas
Williams Amanda Craigsville Nicholas
Mazzella Larry Fenwick Nicholas
Antoline Kristopher Mount Lookout Nicholas
Chapman Stephonie Nettie Nicholas
Alford Steven Richwood Nicholas
Adkins Amber Summersville Nicholas
Adkins Melissa Summersville Nicholas
Bennett Katelyn Summersville Nicholas
Bishop Mason Summersville Nicholas
Blankenship Julie Summersville Nicholas
Keiffer Courtney Summersville Nicholas
O’Dell Patrick Summersville Nicholas
Short Joshua Summersville Nicholas
Smith Brooke Summersville Nicholas
Sproles Nathaniel Summersville Nicholas
Summers Autumn Summersville Nicholas
Wharton Rachel Summersville Nicholas
Bosley Terry Weston Nicholas
Hupp Erika Belmont Pleasants
Arnott Lydia Saint Marys Pleasants
Hickman Christian Saint Marys Pleasants
Ash Ian Waverly Pleasants
Lauderman Claire Waverly Pleasants
Mathews Brandon Waverly Pleasants
Jackson Torie Pennsboro Ritchie
Stemple Jessica Pennsboro Ritchie
VanScoy Taylor Pennsboro Ritchie
Amos Jenna Pullman Ritchie
Smith Alexandra Saint Marys Ritchie
Izat Samantha Newton Roane
Allen Phillip Spencer Roane
Atkinson Rhett Spencer Roane
Berkhouse Leah Spencer Roane
Cottrill Anastashia Spencer Roane
Cox Mary-Katherine Spencer Roane
Garrett Alexandra Spencer Roane
Hildreth Katlynn Spencer Roane
Mitchell Ian Spencer Roane
Patton Preston Spencer Roane
Propps Chelsea Spencer Roane
Stover Carly Spencer Roane
West Amanda Spencer Roane
Lemasters Tyler Alma Tyler
West Hannah Friendly Tyler
Talkington Mark Jacksonburg Tyler
Curfman Rosemarry Middlebourne Tyler
Fletcher Dirk Middlebourne Tyler
Loy Victoria Paden City Tyler
Myers Joni Paden City Tyler
Cochran Ashley Sistersville Tyler
Garrison Ethan Sistersville Tyler
Kehrer Boone Sistersville Tyler
Lowe Cory Sistersville Tyler
Wable Michael Sistersville Tyler
Wells Emily Sistersville Tyler
Floyd Aaron Buckhannon Upshur
Frashure Rebecca Buckhannon Upshur
Kirk Justin Buckhannon Upshur
Lanham James Buckhannon Upshur
McLaughlin Matthew Buckhannon Upshur
Mendicino Michael Buckhannon Upshur
Newbrough Layla Buckhannon Upshur
Reed Barbara Buckhannon Upshur
Squires Timothy Buckhannon Upshur
Tenney Camron Buckhannon Upshur
Wentz Joshua Buckhannon Upshur
Anderson Adam French Creek Upshur
Sanders Michalla French Creek Upshur
Perrine Grant Cowen Webster
Schrader Kayla Diana Webster
Lake Rachel Webster Springs Webster
Kuhn Dalton Burton Wetzel
Kuhn Shane Burton Wetzel
Baxter Stephanie New Martinsville Wetzel
Bridgeman Madeline New Martinsville Wetzel
Cain Lindsay New Martinsville Wetzel
Cain Lindsay New Martinsville Wetzel
Cypher Amanda New Martinsville Wetzel
Dieffenbauch Lindsay New Martinsville Wetzel
Dieffenbauch Luke New Martinsville Wetzel
Fuller Christopher New Martinsville Wetzel
Fuller Christopher New Martinsville Wetzel
Hinerman Alicia New Martinsville Wetzel
Horner Abbey New Martinsville Wetzel
Murdock Corinne New Martinsville Wetzel
Patterson Emily New Martinsville Wetzel
Patterson Rebecca New Martinsville Wetzel
Patterson Rebecca New Martinsville Wetzel
Pefferman Matthew New Martinsville Wetzel
Potts Jakob New Martinsville Wetzel
Roush Kathryn New Martinsville Wetzel
Schmalz Drew New Martinsville Wetzel
Simmons Drew New Martinsville Wetzel
Taylor Jessica New Martinsville Wetzel
Toman Amy Paden City Wetzel
Ueltschy Coleman Pine Grove Wetzel
Ueltschy Coleman Pine Grove Wetzel
Sell Bryan Reader Wetzel
Lowe Sadie Smithfield Wetzel
Cox Emma Elizabeth Wirt
Knicely Reba Elizabeth Wirt
Murray Tyler Elizabeth Wirt
Shaffer Andrew Belleville Wood
Beeson Matthew Mineral Wells Wood
Cottrill Joseph Mineral Wells Wood
Marozzi Joseph Mineral Wells Wood
Province Benjamin Mineral Wells Wood
Radcliff Curtus Mineral Wells Wood
Scarberry Lindsay Mineral Wells Wood
Snyder Talor Mineral Wells Wood
Albrighton-Vanway Olivia Parkersburg Wood
Allen Chelsie Parkersburg Wood
Allen Chelsie Parkersburg Wood
Blake Stacy Parkersburg Wood
Clegg Aric Parkersburg Wood
Cordonier Sarah Parkersburg Wood
Cordonier Sarah Parkersburg Wood
Davies Amanda Parkersburg Wood
Davis Shannan Parkersburg Wood
Decker Jared Parkersburg Wood
Dowler Blair Parkersburg Wood
Dye Jeffrey Parkersburg Wood
Farrah Thomas Parkersburg Wood
Ferguson Dylan Parkersburg Wood
Fleenor Janet Parkersburg Wood
Gandhi Ishan Parkersburg Wood
Gonzales Katherine Parkersburg Wood
Hair Elliott Parkersburg Wood
Harmon Joshua Parkersburg Wood
Hewetson Craig Parkersburg Wood
Higgs Laken Parkersburg Wood
Hooper Amanda Parkersburg Wood
Hupp Charles Parkersburg Wood
Hupp Charles Parkersburg Wood
Johnson Amanda Parkersburg Wood
Johnson Kelsey Parkersburg Wood
Johnson Kyle Parkersburg Wood
Kepple Jennifer Parkersburg Wood
Kepple Jennifer Parkersburg Wood
Kiger Samuel Parkersburg Wood
LeMasters Staci Parkersburg Wood
Lockney Elizabeth Parkersburg Wood
Lockney Elizabeth Parkersburg Wood
Marlow Morgan Parkersburg Wood
Marlow Morgan Parkersburg Wood
McCarthy Katie Parkersburg Wood
McGinnis Holly Parkersburg Wood
Morehead Jordan Parkersburg Wood
Padden John Parkersburg Wood
Patterson Ryan Parkersburg Wood
Raber Justin Parkersburg Wood
Rempel Austin Parkersburg Wood
Sealey Jeremy Parkersburg Wood
Shaver Merritt Parkersburg Wood
Staats Erica Parkersburg Wood
Starcher Rebecca Parkersburg Wood
Stockdale Brian Parkersburg Wood
Stover Nathan Parkersburg Wood
Stump Alfred Parkersburg Wood
Ware Kayla Parkersburg Wood
Waters Luke Parkersburg Wood
Wheeler Jeremy Parkersburg Wood
Wolfe Charles Parkersburg Wood
Bailey Erica Vienna Wood
Bond Brittany Vienna Wood
Boone Lauren Vienna Wood
Greene Zachary Vienna Wood
Huggins Ashley Vienna Wood
Jones Ryan Vienna Wood
Knost Courtney Vienna Wood
Leach James Vienna Wood
McPherson Brandon Vienna Wood
Rose Stefanie Vienna Wood
Shockey Sarah Vienna Wood
Stevenson James Vienna Wood
Arnold Laura Walker Wood
Bunner Kylie Walker Wood
Mueller Joel Walker Wood
Bibbee Erika Washington Wood
Boso Jason Washington Wood
Cunningham Mary Washington Wood
Deal Bethany Washington Wood
Ellison Ryan Washington Wood
Ellison Ryan Washington Wood
Hall Jennifer Washington Wood
Hall Jennifer Washington Wood
Hanlon Alexandria Washington Wood
Huggins Abbi Washington Wood
Keller Cassidy Washington Wood
McCauley Kyle Washington Wood
Moore Hannah Washington Wood
Sams Lindsey Washington Wood
St Clair Tara Washington Wood
Zell Craig Washington Wood
Cullum Loren Williamstown Wood
Garcia Michael Williamstown Wood
Goodnow James Williamstown Wood
Knight Autumn Williamstown Wood
Ninan Sharath Williamstown Wood
Postlewaite Samantha Williamstown Wood
Saunders Taylor Williamstown Wood
Stephan Paul Williamstown Wood

GSC Awards Scholarships to New and Continuing Students

The Gilmer Free Press

GLENVILLE, WV – Twenty-five upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from throughout West Virginia have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Berkeley County resident Desiree Payne of Hedgesville received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in General Science.


Braxton County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Emily Bleigh of Sutton and Logan Stump of Gassaway. Both received the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Bleigh will be majoring in accounting and is the daughter of Regina Bleigh. Stump will be enrolled in a four year u ndeclared program and is the daughter of Larry Stump and Kim Dennison.


Calhoun County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Autumn Cunningham of Big Bend and Erica Jones of Big Springs. Cunningham received the Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science. Jones received the 2014 Queen Flora Pageant Scholarship, Jean Adams Smith Scholarship, Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship, General Meritorious Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship, and Honors Academic Scholarship. Additionally, Sarah Lane of Arnoldsburg received the Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship. Lane is a senior at GSC majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Maxine Lane.


Fayette County resident and GSC junior Kennedy Cochran received the Dr. Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship. She is majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Clinton and Lisa Cochran.


Gilmer County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Matthew Montgomery of Linn and Katelyn Benson, Sharon McCumbers, Trevor Wright, and Clair Gilbert, all of Glenville. Montgomery received the Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship, Gilbert Reed Scholarship, Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship, Howard Burk Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in chemistry and is the son of Mark and Charlene Montgomery. Benson received the Espy W. Miller and Rosales Poling Miller Scholarship, the John C. Shaw Scholarship, and the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in English and is the daughter of Neal and Renita Benson. McCumbers received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, William Torlidas Scholarship, Earle Bennett Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and Fine Arts Education Scholarship. She will be majoring in music. Wright received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, the Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and the Fine Arts Education Scholarship. He will be majoring in social studies education and is the son of Willard and Michelle Wright. Additionally, GSC senior Clair Gilbert received the Virginia West English Scholarship. She is majoring in English and is the daughter of Tom and Kathy Gilbert.


Jackson County resident Clayton Swisher of Ripley received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in music and is the son of Greg and Melanie Swisher.


Kanawha County resident Maura James of Saint Albans received the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Dr. Paul and Virginia Caltriader Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in chemistry and is the daughter of Scott and Rebecca James.


Lewis County resident Mitchell Queen of Weston received the John and Ida Warder Ray Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in natural resource management and is the son of Stony and Deborah Queen.


Logan County resident Megan Thompson of Chapmanville received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Chris and Heather Thompson.


Nicholas County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Ashley Mangold and Justin Woods of Summersville and Daniel Bailey of Craigsville. Mangold received the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science and is the daughter of Brent and Tracey Cavendish. Woods received the Joel T. and Grace March Creasy Scholarship, the Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship, GSC Board of Governors Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in biology. Bailey received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Jennifer Bailey.


Raleigh County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Briannah Todd of Lester and Luke Carpenter of Glen Daniel. Todd received the Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in history and political science and is the daughter of Brian Todd. Carpenter received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in accounting and is the son of Kevin and Kimberly Carpenter.


Roane County residents receiving scholarships included: Cassidy Taylor of Newton and Karlee Nutter of Spencer. Taylor received the Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship, Ella Murray Orr Scholarship, Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship, Lela Brooks Baily Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in multi-categorical special education and is the daughter of Ron and Marilyn Taylor. Nutter received the 2013 Nicholas County Fourth of July Jamboree Teen Queen Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholar ship. She will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Kevin and Phyllis Nutter.


Tucker County resident Catherine Chambers of Parsons received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in math and is the daughter of Margaret Chambers.


Wood County resident Taylor Broadwater of Vienna received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in health promotion and is the daughter of Terri Broadwater.


The Lorena Hefner Scholarship is named for Lorena Hefner who was born on September 03, 1908 in Burnsville, West Virginia and was one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941 and began her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established the Lorena Hefner Scholarship for students attending Glenville State College who are from Braxton County.


The John C. Shaw Scholarship was established in 1985 by John C. Shaw, who was the President of Glenville State College from 1901-1908. This scholarship is awarded to academically talented freshmen from West Virginia.


The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship was established by the two sisters in 1997 to show appreciation for the education that they received from GSC. The scholarship is awarded to students who are entering, or who are already enrolled in, the teacher education program at Glenville State College who show academic promise.


The Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship was established in 1998 through the generosity of Leonard B. and Gladys (Tripett) Marshall. Graduates of Calhoun County High School receive financial assistance through this scholarship. Students must demonstrate academic promise and have financial need.


The Jean Adams Smith Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. David W. Smith and the family and friends of Jean Adams Smith to provide scholarships to students from central West Virginia majoring in Early Childhood Education. Preference is given to students from Gilmer County.


The Gracie Viola Bosely Scholarship was established in 2005 by the estate of Gracie Viola Bosely. Applicants are required to submit an essay to the Scholarship Committee for review. Awards are made in the following priority: graduates of Grafton High School, other Taylor County residents, and then any other West Virginia resident.


The Meritorious Scholarship Fund was established through the GSC Foundation to award scholarships on the basis of academic qualifications.


The Honors Academic Scholarship is a component of the GSC Honors Program and is designed to help selected students develop scholarship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, civic engagement, and academic enrichment in the classroom and beyond. To be eligible, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who successfully complete the GSC Honors Program will receive special distinction on their transcripts and during graduation ceremonies.


The Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship was established in 1999 to support students of Glenville State College. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and show promise of leadership. Scholarship recipients must plan to pursue a teaching career in elementary education and have the support of at least three Glenville State College faculty members.


The Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in recognition of Butler’s commitment to education and the preparation of teachers. It is to be awarde d annually to an outstanding third year teacher education student at Glenville State College and will to be chosen by the teacher education faculty. The scholarship can be renewed if the student remains academically qualified in their senior year.


The Espy W. Miller and Rosalea Poling Miller Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memories of the late Dr. and Mrs. Espy Miller. Dr. Miller retired from GSC in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Language. She was also an educator in Gilmer County. The scholarship is awarded to a Gilmer County High School graduate in the upper one-third of their graduating class. The student must be an English or English Education major at GSC and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship will fund the difference between the student’s available aid package and actual full costs including tuition, room and board, books, and other fees. Because these students will more than likely reside in Gilmer County, if the students choose to commute, then a stipend for transportation will be paid each semester.


The Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship fund was established in 2000 to be used for educational purposes and granted to worthy students chosen by the Glenville State College Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to students who reside in Gilmer County.


The Gilbert Reed Scholarship was established in 1981 by Mr. Reed’s wife, Gladys and other family and friends. It was meant to honor his commitment to the young people of central West Virginia as a friend, teacher, and principal. The scholarship is given to students from Gilmer or Braxton counties who have unmet financial need.


The Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by his wife, Viola Virginia Vannoy and two sons, Robert R. and Donald C. Vannoy. Herman W. Vannoy graduated from Glenville State College in 1934. While at GSC, he excelled on the football team. Mr. Vannoy had fond memories of his time on campus and wished to give other students an opportunity to obtain a higher education and participate in sports. Recipients for this scholarship must be from either Ritchie or Gilmer County.


The Howard Burk Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of A.M. Burk who taught for 25 terms at Gilmer County High School and in memory of Cora D. Burk. This scholarship supports graduates of GCHS who are pursuing coursework in pre-engineering or pre-medicine at Glenville State College.


The William Torlidas Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Torlidas’ daughter to honor his long career in education administration. Mr. Torlidas, a 1951 GSC graduate, retired after many years as Superintendent of Schools in South Park, Pennsylvania. This scholarship is for any student with financial need.


The Earle W. Bennett Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of Earle W. Bennett who attended Glenville Normal School from 1911 to 1914.


The Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship was established in 1992 to support students graduating from Gilmer County High School with preference given to mature students coming back to school who want to be teachers. This fund was established by Oleta Collins Davis.


The Virginia West English Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor Miss Virginia West, Professor Emeritus, who served as Professor of English and Chairwoman of the Language Division at Glenville State College. The recipient must be an upperclassman majoring in education who shows academic potential, demonstrates leadership abilities, and is ready to enter the student internship.


The Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. Caltrider who was a 1956 graduate of Glenville State. Because of his ‘fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution, and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty,’ Dr. Caltrider and his wife, Virginia, established a scholarship to benefit WV students in the Science and Math Department.


The John Warder Ray Scholarship fund was established in 1992 in memory of John Warder Ray by Ida Warder Ray. Its purpose is to support worthy, talented, industrious, and needy students graduating from Lewis County High School in Weston, West Virginia.


The Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy Scholarship was established in 1998 by Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy who graduated from Glenville State College in 1948 and 1954, respectively. This scholarship is to be awarded to students graduating from Richwood and Nicholas County High Schools.


The Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship fund was established in 1979 by John H. and Ann H. McCutcheon of Summersville, West Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy students who have graduated high school (or its equivalent) in Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties.


The Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship was established in 1996. This endowed scholarship provides assistance to students who attend Glenville State College; with first priority given to students from Roane and Ritchie Counties, then Gilmer, Doddridge, and Calhoun Counties. Academic promise and financial need, as well as participation in high school, extra-curricular, community, and church activities are all taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for four years given that the student demonstrates acceptable academic performance.


The Ella Murray Orr Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Ella Murray Orr for scholarships to be used in her field of special education. Mrs. Orr was a 1934 graduate of Glenville State College.


The Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Mrs. Hamric by her husband, Edward. It is awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education, with preference given to students from Roane County and the surrounding area.


The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 GSC graduate, to repay the debt of gratitude she feels for the opportunities she gained in life from her education at Glenville State. It is intended for a West Virginia student majoring in education.


The D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship fund was established in 1977 by Dr. Berlin Chapman to honor Dr. D. Banks Wilburn who retired from Glenville State College having served 13 years as president and providing 42 years of service to the public education system in West Virginia. This fund supports special college activities, scholarships, and faculty/staff development. Special consideration is given to Health and Physical Education majors.


For more information about Glenville State College Scholarships, contact the GSC Foundation at 304.462.6380.

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Began June 15, 2015

The Gilmer Free Press

The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Monday, June 15, 2015. This year’s elections will be for Lewis County Local Administrative Area (LAA) 1, which represents all Lewis County farm operations located South of U.S. 33 and East I-79. Election will also be in (LAA 6) which represents all Upshur County farm operations that-Coincides with the Meade, Banks and Washington Magisterial Districts.

COC elections in (LAA 4) represent all Gilmer County farm operations that-Coincides with Dekalb & Troy Magisterial District.

It is important for county committees to reflect America’s diversity, all eligible farmers and ranchers, including beginning farmers are encouraged to get involved in this year’s elections. FSA has seen an increase in the number of nominations for qualified candidates, especially among women and minorities a trend the Agency would like to see continue.

To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2015 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 03, 2015.

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning November 09, 2015. Ballots will be due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 07, 2015. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office on January 01, 2016.

While FSA county committees do not approve or deny farm ownership or operating loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consisting of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers.

FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning November 03, 2014. Ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 01, 2014. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office on January 01, 2015.

Parkersburg South Junior is MVB Bank WV Scholar

BUCKHANNON, WV — A junior at Parkersburg South High School no longer has to worry about how she’s going to pay for college.

On Tuesday, Breaunna Haynes was named the grand prize winner of the 2015 MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program and claimed a full, four-year scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan valued at $125,000.
Breaunna Haynes, a Parkersburg South junior, is the new MVB Bank WV Scholar.

Haynes, who participates in Parkersburg South’s student council, plays varsity basketball and coaches elementary school students, said she would like to study nursing at West Virginia Wesleyan and eventually become a nurse-anesthetist.

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The MVB Bank WV Scholar program winners
(L-R) 1st runner up Margaret Lohmann of Bridgeport, top prize winner
Breaunna Haynes and 2nd runner up Khori Lowther of Lewis County.


“I have always wanted to become a nurse and then being a nurse-anesthetist is just a next step for the nursing and, economically, it’s a good choice and it’s something I think I would enjoy,” Haynes said on MetroNews “Talkline.”

As for Wesleyan, “They’re very well known for their nursing program.”

Margaret Lohmann of Bridgeport won the second prize, a four-year, $5,000 scholarship to Wesleyan, while , Khori Lowther of Lewis County, received a four-year, $2,500 to the school.

Haynes said she got very emotional after her name was read.

“It means the world. Especially for my parents being able to give back to them for all that they’ve done. They don’t have to worry about the expense of college. This is a great opportunity. I’m just very, very blessed,” Haynes told MetroNews after the luncheon where she was named the winner.

In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2015 West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Homebuilders Association, West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association and Friends of Coal

Now in its 7th year, the MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program is open annually to high school juniors.

PSC Announces Public Comment Hearings on Mountaineer Gas Company Rate Case

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The Public Service Commission has scheduled eight public comment hearings in the pending Mountaineer Gas Company (Mountaineer) Rate Case. Those hearings will be held:

    •  June 15, 2015, 1:00 PM, Cabell County Courthouse, Huntington

    •  June 15, 2015, 6:00 PM, Cabell County Courthouse, Huntington

    •  June 16, 2015, 1:00 PM, Beckley Convention Center, Beckley

    •  June 16, 2015, 6:00 PM, Beckley Convention Center, Beckley

    •  June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM, Ohio County Courthouse, Wheeling

    •  June 17, 2015, 6:00 PM, Ohio County Courthouse, Wheeling

    •  July 14, 2015, 1:00 PM, PSC Office, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston

    •  July 14, 2015, 6:00 PM, PSC Office, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston

Mountaineer has requested a $12.2 million or approximately 4.7% increase of rates and charges for its customers in West Virginia. It has also requested a revision of its depreciation rates.

The Commission has set an evidentiary hearing in these matters for July 15-17, 2015, at the PSC Office in Charleston.

Mountaineer serves approximately 221,000 customers in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Richie, Roane, Summers, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming Counties.

More information may be obtained from the PSC website: www.psc.state.wv.us by referencing Case Nos. 15-0003-G-42T and 15-0048-G-D.

GSC Spring 2015 President’s Honor List

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College has announced the names of GSC students who attained the President’s Honor List for the Spring semester. To be named to the President’s Honor List, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The students making the President’s Honor List are listed as follows according to their county of residence:

Berkeley County: Tia M. LeMaster, Steven E. Pifer, Denver J. Tasker, Lawrence C. Wolf

Braxton County: Robert C. Cline, Larissa E. DeLuca, Erica D. Perdue, Erica N. Toler

Calhoun County: Moriah J. Creelfox, Sr., Sarah B. Lane, Randy R. Smith, Emily L. Snyder

Clay County: Casey A. Burdette, Dalton M. Holcomb, Carlee R. Scott, Katie Stover

Fayette County: Kennedy M. Cochran, Dallas A. Duncan

Gilmer County: Erin E. Bush, Andrew B. Butcher, Jonathan E. Clark, Elisabeth A. Coombs, David A. Finley, Michaela L. Gumm, Wenjie Liu, Hannah M. McCune, Valeri M. Sprouse

Kanawha County: Jesse A. Broussard, McKenzie M. Edmonds, Dillon Lane, Nicholas P. Rice

Lewis County: Anissa R. Cox, Kayla B. Rose

Marion County: Alexander D. Joseph

Marshall County: Chad E. Ingram

Mineral County: Kevin M. Brockett

Monongalia County: Brian L. Hayhurst

Nicholas County: Andrew J. Bailes, Marcella R. Bragg, Rachel A. Brown, Nathan M. Kincaid, Benjamin J. Neal, Kathryn G. Waddell

Pendleton County: Dorothy A. Daughtry, Tyler J. Gardiner, Albert L. Martin, II

Putnam County: Jessica A. Layne

Raleigh County: Joshua M. Carter, Maygon A. Mollohan

Randolph County: Tyler Fortney, Donald D. Lambert, Angela R. McWilliams

Roane County: William D. Alderman, Kathy J. Childers

Upshur County: Sarah A. Gillespie, Benjamin T. Stingo

Webster County: Kaitlyn S. Lowther, Brendan M. Rumney

Wirt County: James L. Lynch

Out of State: Raven P. Fatool, Lane C. Janek, Graydon T. Jedamski, Misty R. Johnson, Kellie N. Kinsinger, Spencer A. Steele, Ernesto Torres, Emily A. Walker, Brian S. Williams

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GSC Spring 2015 Provost’s Honor List Announced

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College has announced the names of GSC students who attained the Provost’s Honor List for the Spring 2015 semester. To be named to the Provost’s Honor List, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The students making the Provost’s Honor List are listed as follows according to their county of residence:

Barbour County: John D. Cockerham, Jr., Nathan S. Mayle

Berkeley County: Emily E. Brumbaugh

Braxton County: Bridget D. Carr, Jordan T. Cutlip, Bryan K. Foster, Jr., Ethan T. Hacker, Eric L. Hipkins, Natasha D. Hoffman, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Clifton W. Long, David L. Malcomb, Patricia A. McCourt, Drew A. McKown, Kristen F. Meadows, Nikki D. Paintiff, Adam W. Ramsey, Cami D. Roberts, Ryan C. Singleton, Kelsie R. Tonkin, Michael F. Wasylyk, Emmitt R. Wayne, Erica L. Whitney, Mischell L. Workman

Calhoun County: Jared B. Fitzwater, Samantha B. Fulks, Danielle N. Kendall, Quentin J. Murphy, Joseph A. Overbaugh, Aaron W. Yoak, Amara A. Yoak

Clay County: Courtney E. Cole, Kathy A. Holcomb, Nathan W. Mullins, Kaitlyn A. Murphy, Matthew S. Samples

Doddridge County: Ryan M. Mizia, Joshua L. Smith, Lindsey G. Travis

Fayette County: Vladimir V. Iotov

Gilmer County: Morgan R. Allen, Ezekiel G. Bonnett, Samantha J. Brookover, Teayria G. Cool, Conner T. Ferguson, Bethany B. Frymier, Adam L. Fuller, Clair L. Gilbert, Jazmin C. Gordon, Larisa D. Gordon, Meghan Harubin, Christina L. Jenkins, Jaime S. McCumbers, Dylan N. Montgomery, Cody M. Moore, Athena V. Morris, Kyra J. Parke-Davison, William M. Perkins, Corri C. Phillips, Emily E. Ramezan, Brett M. Rinehart, Hannah L. Roberts, Amber D. Shackleford, Kimberly A. Smith, Nathan S. Spencer, Gregory T. Steele, Curtis R. Sutphin, Tiffany A. Tomey, Kyle M. Troutman, Brook L. Turner, Ashley D. Woodford

Greenbrier County: Jacob R. Harper

Harrison County: Kolby G. Abruzzino, Nikki R. English, Gabriel B. Koontz, Megan E. Ruppert

Jackson County: Chelsey Hager, Katherine D. Mansheim

Jefferson County: Ryan D. Brandenburg, Renee V. Ritenour

Kanawha County: Aaron N. Calvert, Jerrica D. Hilbert, Kayli N. Hudson, Jonathan Z. Massey, Kenneth H. Withrow, Wayne H. Wurster, III

Lewis County: Whitney N. Alfred, James Z. Browning, Hannah L. Curfman, Brenna A. Gibbons, Jessica R. Kraus, Elizabeth J. Musselman, Chelsea E. Nickoson, Jami K. Rice, Kelly L. Weaver

Lincoln County: Rebecca L. Combs

Logan County: Kaitlyn A. Bircheat, Derrick O. Lowe

Marion County: Paige M. Tuttle

Monroe County: Joseph S. Elmore

Morgan County: Colton L. Brandenburg, Michael I. Pracht

Nicholas County: Jasin S. Coulter, Chelsea D. Dorsey, Caitlin D. Gwinn, Carrie G. Huffman, Melissa J. Jones

Ohio County: Benjamin B. Peace

Pendleton County: Holly G. Crider, Kevin R. Smith

Pocahontas County: Steven L. Casto, Kelly D. Hendrick, Brooke A. Riffe

Putnam County: Cody A. Carnefix

Raleigh County: Kristian J. Barr, Anthony C. Rakes, Frank G. Treadway, Jr.

Randolph County: Brittany L. Robinson

Ritchie County: Devon C. Cunningham, Hollie N. Gragg, Joshua C. Kaplan, Shelby N. Layfield, Brianna N. Ratliff

Roane County: Dylan P. Deweese, Corie T. Nicholson

Upshur County: Skylar A. Fulton, Abigail E. Moore

Wayne County: James M. Egnor

Webster County: Samuel A. Canfield, Hunter A. Given, Amber N. King, Tonya N. Sahl

Wirt County: Madison J. Parker

Wood County: Meghan D. Ruddlesden, Joshua A. White

Wyoming County: Brandon L. Peck

Out of State: Tequila K. Beatty, Joseph A. Brandal, Devin E. Cain, Erica T. Damone, Noah R. Green, Raven C. Greer, Justin T. Lewis, Momi P. Lievan, Alfonso Medina, Stephen G. Mickle, Nicole G. Newcomb, Donald Pierre-Louis, Art’om T. Rank, John Royce, Sean A. Steele, Troy A. Steele, Samantha M. Weaver, Tanner M. Wright

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Leading Creek Elementary: Gathering of Alum Bridge Elementary and Troy Elementary

Gathering of Alum Bridge Elementary (Lewis County) and Troy Elementary (Gilmer County) students on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Both schools, teachers, community members, teachers, and school staff gathered to get to know one another.

Students met their future teachers, toured the school, and then danced together to the music of DJ Dave.

They also spent some time getting to know one another.

The eventful day ended with a treat for students, a Popsicle and the first ever, Leading Creek Golden Eagles T-shirt.

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Nine GSC Students Graduate from GSC’s Hidden Promise Program

GLENVILLE, WV – Nine Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars (HPS), Gabriella Brown, Kaitlin Deem, Seth Doss, Caitlin Gwinn, Ryan Hubbard, Madison Martin, Travis Nesbitt, Corie Nicholson, and Rockelle Shackelford, were recognized as graduates of the Hidden Promise program at a ceremony held at the end of April.

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr welcomed the students and congratulated them on their accomplishments. “These graduates represent a critical step toward fulfilled potential; they will soon hold a Glenville State College diploma. With that sign of documented perseverance, they are joining an exclusive society, and with that membership comes broad recognition of their energy, commitment, stamina, focus, and ambition. I salute them on earning this high distinction,” said Barr. The students became official GSC graduates on Saturday, May 09 after GSC’s 141st Commencement Ceremony.

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Spring 2015 Hidden Promise Graduates:
(L-R) Travis Nesbitt, Madison Martin, Gabriella Brown, Katelyn Deem, Caitlin Gwinn,
Seth Doss, Ryan Hubbard, Corie Nicholson, and Rockelle Shackleford


Following a special dinner in their honor, the students gave brief remarks recalling their times at GSC and in the Hidden Promise program.


Gabriella Brown, from Calhoun County, West Virginia, graduated with a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree. While at GSC she was an active member of Alpha Rho Tau (GSC’s art club). After graduation she plans to return to Glenville State to complete her Elementary and Middle School teaching degrees and later work toward a Master’s in Education Theory and Practice.

In her speech Brown spoke about how much she enjoyed being in the program. “I felt very honored when I was first asked to join the Hidden Promise Consortium. Everyone in the program has been very nice to me,” said Brown.


Katelyn Deem, from Wirt County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. While at GSC she earned spots on both the President’s and Provost’s Honor Rolls several times. After graduation she plans on furthering her education and hopes to become a principal.

“My favorite part about being a Hidden Promise Scholar was mentoring 30 high school students in Fayette County. That aspect of the HPS program is a really good thing that benefits both the mentor and the mentees. I’m glad that I was able to help guide them in reaching their goals and hope that I was the mentor to them that I wish I would have had in high school,” said Deem.


Seth Doss, from Pocahontas County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management. During his college career he played two years of football at Marshall University before transferring to Glenville. After graduation, he plans on attending Pierpont Community and Technical College to pursue a degree in Electrical Utility Technology and work as a lineman.

Seth shared these comments about his Hidden Promise experience, “I want to thank my parents and the HPS staff – especially Marlon [Henry] and Stacy [Adkins]. Being at GSC, you feel very welcome and everyone knows one another. Where else could you go turkey hunting in the morning and still go to class in the afternoon?”


Caitlin Gwinn, from Nicholas County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science degree. While at GSC she was on the Provost’s Honor Roll List, a member of ROTC, a member of the West Virginia National Guard, Secretary of the Behavioral Science Club and of Sigma Pi Xi. After graduation, she plans on attending Concord University to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work and hopes to work with young children.

“I have been fortunate to be in this program which has taught me so much about myself. I’ve learned how to be a leader through working at the summer camps. My advice to future graduates is to push forward and try; the faculty and staff here will help you and you’ll get through it,” said Gwinn.


James ‘Ryan’ Hubbard, from Clay County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. While at GSC he was an active member of the Army ROTC Program. After graduation he plans to enlist as active duty in the United States Army as a Chaplin.

“I express my sincere gratitude to the HPS program. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how scary going to college can be. The people at GSC do their best to ease that process,” said Hubbard.


Madison Martin, from Nicholas County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in management. While at GSC she was a four-year member of the Lady Pioneer Basketball Team and made the Provost’s Honor Roll List all four years. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a business career with a major company.

“After four years of playing basketball, I can say that it has consumed a lot of my time. I want to thank Dr. and Mrs. Barr for their support…they attend nearly every game. My advice to future graduates is to take it slow; you’ll be here sooner than you think. Be sure to study and meet as many people as you can. And remember, the professors are here to help you,” said Martin.


Travis Nesbitt, from Lewis County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in Administration of Justice. While at GSC he was a member of ROTC, Student Government Association President, Student Representative to the GSC Board of Governors, attended a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and attended the Campus Allies Mission to Israel. He has since been commissioned as a Signal Officer in the United States Army National Guard and will attend the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia with follow on duty in the 151st Military Police Company in Gassaway, WV.

“I want to say thanks to my fellow graduates, my friends, parents, Dr. and Mrs. Barr, and my professors. The people in this room are my family,” Nesbitt said at the event.


Corie Nicholson, from Roane County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science. While at GSC she served as a Hidden Promise Mentor. After graduation she plans pursue a Master’s Degree and an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology.

Nicholson shared the following about her experience at Glenville State, “What I think is so special about GSC is that you get relationships, I just don’t see that closeness anywhere else. My advice to future graduates is to remember that what you do here in college is important and to keep pushing to make the world a better place for what you’ve done.”


Rockelle Shackleford, from Lewis County, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science. She recalled her favorite Hidden Promise memories, “My favorite part about the HPS program was the high school summer camps. They taught me team building skills and allowed me to meet new friends. I urge others to keep their studies a priority, but never forget to have fun too.”

In addition to accepting a plaque and commemorative class ring, the new graduates also inscribed the Hidden Promise Book. In signing the volume, graduates commit to ‘always accepting the obligations and the challenges of guiding the young to education, knowledge, and love of the human spirit; to demonstrate respect for all people, and cultivate the trained, yet free, minds appropriate to sustaining and advancing a democratic way of life; and to striving to become knowledgeable, ethical, caring citizens who embody the qualities that the Hidden Promise program fosters.’

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is a component of GSC’s Hidden Promise Consortium. The program is an alliance between Glenville State College and county school districts throughout West Virginia and in Ohio and Connecticut aimed at improving communication between higher education and teachers, staff, and students in grades eight through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the curricula of K-12 and higher education.


Students are often inducted into the program while still in high school after being chosen by their school counselors, teachers, and principals. The scholars mentor with current college students and take part in campus visits and annual summer camps. Upon high school graduation, HPS students who opt to attend GSC receive a $1,000 scholarship which is renewable annually throughout their enrollment as a full-time student.

For more information on the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Program Director Teresa Sterns at or 304.462.6100.

G-Eye™: Leading Creek Elementary School

Leading Creek Elementary School, Linn, WV
First InterCounty School in West Virginia
Replacing:
Troy Elementary School in Gilmer County
and
Alum Bridge Elementary School in Lewis County

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Finalists Announced in MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program

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BUCKHANNON, WV — Ten West Virginia high school juniors have been named as finalists for the 2015 MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program.

Online voting at wvmetronews.com begins Tuesday and continues through June 14 that will result in a four-year, $125,000 scholarship for undergraduate study at West Virginia Wesleyan, located in Buckhannon, that includes tuition, fees, room and board.

Beyond the grand prize, there are additional scholarship awards for finalists. The second prize is a four-year, $5,000 scholarship at Wesleyan, while the third prize is a four-year, $2,500 scholarship there.

The winners will be announced during a June 16 luncheon on the Buckhannon campus.

The finalists include:

    •  Abigail Chaffins -  Spring Valley High School

    •  Ashley Grace -  East Fairmont High School

    •  Breaunna Haynes -  Parkersburg South High School

    •  Mateah Kittle -  Bridgeport High School

    •  Adreanna LeMasters -  Wheeling Park High School

    •  Margaret Lohmann -  Bridgeport High School

    •  Khori Lowther -  Lewis County High School

    •  Caitlin Murphy -  Tygarts Valley High School

    •  Hayden Nichols -  Herbert Hoover High School

    •  Katherine Rexroad -  Notre Dame High School

To vote, you will simply click on the VOTE NOW button on the home page of our site.  You will see a picture of each finalist along with a short bio and a video interview with the finalist and an audio interview with one of the parents of that finalist.

In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2015 West Virginia Scholar Program, now in its 7th year, are the West Virginia Homebuilders Association, West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association and Friends of Coal.

Academically Talented Students Honored at GSC

GLENVILLE, WV –Twenty-three members of Glenville State College’s Class of 2015 received ceremonial stoles recognizing them as honor graduates at an Honor Graduates Reception on May 07, 2015 at the home of GSC President Peter Barr and his wife Betsy.

Students with grade point averages between 3.85 and 4.00 are acknowledged as summa cum laude, GPAs between 3.70 and 3.84 are recognized as magna cum laude, and GPAs between 3.50 and 3.69 are honored as cum laude.

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Students achieving summa cum laude distinction are:

    •  Andrew J. Bailes of Canvas (Nicholas County)

    •  Julie A. Greenlee of Duck (Clay County)

    •  Morgan L. (nee Mullens) Smyth of Craigsville (Nicholas County)


Magna cum laude graduates are:

    •  Holly G. Crider of Brandywine (Pendleton County)

    •  Alexander D. Joseph of Fairmont (Marion County)

    •  Hunter E. McWhorter of Horner (Lewis County)

    •  Jessica A. Parsons of Worthington (Marion County)

    •  Meghan D. Ruddlesden of Parkersburg (Wood County)

    •  Mischell L. Workman of Burnsville (Braxton County)


Cum laude graduates are:

    •  Steven L. Casto of Marlinton (Pocahontas County)

    •  Adam L. Fuller of Durbin (Pocahontas County)

    •  Stefanie J. Gladders of Vernon (British Columbia, Canada)

    •  Kayleigh A. Huck of Delaware, Ohio

    •  Graydon T. Jedamski of Broadway, Virginia

    •  Robert ‘Robbie’ Mann Jr. of Great Cacapon (Morgan County)

    •  Andréa E. Osborne of Glenville (Gilmer County)

    •  Heather N. Roop of Summersville (Nicholas County)

    •  Shelby M. Scott of Parkersburg (Wood County)

    •  Jared M. Shipe of Harrisville (Ritchie County)

    •  Randy R. Smith of Grantsville (Calhoun County)

    •  Bradley M. Stutler of Clarksburg (Harrison County)

    •  Alyssa Brooke White of Buffalo (Putnam County)

    •  Ashley D. Woodford of Cox’s Mills (Gilmer County)

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City Clerk Kristin Droppleman, Mayor Julia Spelsberg and
new Patrolman Kyle Moneypenny — with Julia Spelsberg



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