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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Celebrates Seniors

A Senior Appreciation Ceremony was held at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center on May 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A reception with cake and punch was held for the 2018 seniors, post graduates, high school equivalency graduates and their guests, prior to the awards program. The Center Café Simulated Workplace prepared the refreshments.

Bryan Sterns, director of the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center welcomed seniors and their guests. Cynthia Murphy, CGCC SkillsUSA Chapter AM President led the Pledge of Allegiance. Faculty Senate President and Welding instructor, Carl Collins introduced the faculty members and their students. Faculty members along with Lyla Grandstaff, Vice President of Student Services from Pierpont Community & Technical College presented students with Tech Prep Honor Cords and CGCC souvenirs.

Linda Jones, Adult Education instructor, presented her 2018 high school equivalency graduates: Kelci Frymyer, Kaylin Nicholson and Miranda Sampson. Mrs. Jones announced the Adult Education Student of the Year was William Barr.

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Adult Education Student of the Year
William Barr with Instructor Linda Jones


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Pierpont Community & Technical College $1000 Scholarship
Ashley See, Raven Loyd, Cierra Miller


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Ronald Blankenship Community Service Award
L to R: Ron Blankenship, Emily Metz, Cynthia Murphy, Ashley See, Brianna Marks, Nick Junkins, Naomy Brodeur, Evan Nicholas, Mackenzie Holbert, Eli Stump, Caleb Collins, Zachary Roberts, Mary Bever, Jessica Summers, Kayla Seawell, Tyler Cain, Dylan Phippins, Logan Pritt, Bryan Sterns


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Lenore Gherke Warner Memorial Scholarship
Patrick Bell, Darlene Bell, Kinley Hosey


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Micheal P. Whipkey, II Memorial Automotive Scholarship
Jim Snyder, Mike Whipkey, Nancy Whipkey, Caleb Collins


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JR Short Memorial Scholarship
Carl Collins, Mr. & Mrs. George Short, Logan Pritt


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Melissa Oshoway Memorial Scholarship
Sue Oshoway, Ashley See, John Oshoway


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Outstanding CTE Students
Jason Hughes, Robert Twist IV, Logan Pritt, Brianna Marks, Kinley Hosey, Ruthann Cain, Bryan Sterns


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Earl J. Gainer Career and Technical Student of the Year Award
Bryan Sterns, Kelli Whytsell, Nicholas Junkins, Patricia Lowther

Faithful and perfect attendance certificates were presented by Shirley Hupp, and Administrative Council Member Jenna Jett. The following seniors were recognized for missing 5 or less days at the Career Center during the 2017-18 school year: Justin Allen, Caleb Collins, Perry Zane Dye, Levi Estep, Riley Holcomb, Alexis Phillips, Logan Pritt, Zachary Roberts, Kayla Seawell, Ashley See, Adam Walker and Brittany Williams. Naomy Brodeur, Ruthann Cain, Tyler Cain, Brianna Marks and Robert Twist, IV received a perfect attendance certificate and a $100 check sponsored by the CGCC SkillsUSA Chapter and administration.

Lyla Grandstaff of Peirpont Community & Technical College awarded a $1000 scholarship to postgrad Alec Richards and seniors Raven Loyd, Cierra Miller and Ashley See.

Shirley Hupp, National Technical Honor Society advisor, and Administrative Council Member Dr. Carl Armour inducted the following students into NTHS: Tyler Cain, Benjamin Frederick, Kinley Hosey, Jonathon Murphy, Evan Nicholas, Logan Pritt, Maggie Roberts and Adam Walker. New inductees were presented with their honor cords, tassels, pins and diploma seals. Also they received a packet with a certificate, letter of recommendation and scholarship information. Returning members were also recognized and they were: Nicholas Junkins, Morgan Moneypenny, Zachary Roberts and Eli Stump.

The Ronald Blankenship Community Service Awards are given to those students for their exemplary service to their community and school. Bryan Sterns and Ron Blankenship presented certificates of achievement to the following students: Mary Bever, Naomy Brodeur, Tyler Cain, Caleb Collins, Breeanna Fox, Mackenzie Holbert, Riley Holcomb, Nicholas Junkins, Brianna Marks, Emily Metz, Cynthia Murphy, Evan Nicholas, Alexis Phillips, Dylan Phippins, Logan Pritt, Zachary Roberts, Kayla Seawell, Ashley See, Eli Stump, Jessica Summers and Brittany Williams.

This year Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bell established the Lenore Gherke Warner Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Karen Blankenship assisted in presenting the $500 award to Kinley Regan Hosey. Kinley is the daughter of Steven Hosey and Julie Garrett of Arnoldsburg and plans to attend University of Charleston in the fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Whipkey of Arnoldsburg with the assistance of Mr. James Snyder, automotive technology instructor, presented the Micheal P. Whipkey, II Memorial Automotive Scholarship of a $250 Craftsman gift card for a tool set and certificate to Caleb Morgan Collins. Caleb is the son of Brian Collins and Judy Shackleford of Linn.

The CGCC SkillsUSA Chapter sponsors a scholarship in the memory of JR Short. Mr. and Mrs. George Short assisted Mr. Carl Collins in presenting this year’s JR Short Memorial Scholarship worth up to $1000 to John Richard Logan Pritt. Logan is the son of the late Darren Pritt and resides with Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pritt of Shock.

Ashley Nicole See received the Melissa Gayle Oshoway Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship for $1000. This scholarship was presented by Mr. and Mrs. John Oshoway and Mrs. Patty Cain. Ashley is the daughter of Brian See of Jane Lew and Loretta Chenoweth of Copley Road, Weston.

Outstanding CTE Students were announced and given a $100 award. Jason Hughes, WVDE Assistant Director of CTE and Bryan Sterns present the awards to Ruthann Viola Cain, Culinary Arts/ProStart; Riley E. Holcomb, Automotive Technology; Kiney Regan Hosey, Health Occupations; Brianna June Marks, Networking Technologies; John Richard Logan Pritt, Welding Technology; and Robert Donald Twist, IV Digital Technology.

The Earl J. Gainer Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Award was established in 1990 to pay tribute to Mr. Gainer and to honor the student who best exemplifies career and technical excellence. In selecting the recipient of this honor, the committee attempts to award an individual who demonstrates the same outstanding qualities possessed and utilized by Mr. Gainer.

CGCC Director Bryan Sterns, Superintendents Kelli Whytsell and Patty Lowther presented a certificate, commemorative clock, and $500 scholarship to Nicholas Conrad Junkins. Nick is the son of Laura Simmons of Cox’s Mills and Terry Junkins of Jane Lew. He is a graduating senior from Gilmer County High School.

While attending CGCC, Nick successfully completed two years of the Carpentry program. He has been shop foreman of the simulated workplace and worked on projects such as the Big Heart, Tiny House state initiative, the fishing shelters for Cedar Creek State Park, and the Medical Smart House project. Nick participated in the state SkillsUSA competition in Fairmont and will receive his WV Governor’s Workforce Credential this spring. This summer, Nick will be traveling to Orlando, FL to present the Medical Smart House project to the Southern Regional Education Board Summer Conference. In the fall, Nick plans to attend WVU Institute of Technology.

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Readers' Comments:

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Congratulations kids!  Setting up a scholarship fund is a GREAT idea! Where can we get information on who to contact and what local needs are?


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