The venue was Clay County High School. The guest speaker was Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of WVU. The honored guests were our very own Panthers and Mustangs! A catered lunch was provided by WVU to celebrate excellence among Clay County students.
Delegate Roger Hanshaw and Dr. Gee celebrated with approximately 100 students from Clay County High School and Clay Middle School regarding their state and national accomplishments during the 2014-15 school year. Students were recognized from TSA from both CCHS and CMS for their national placements in Dallas, TX. The CCHS Chapter Team brought home a first place finish from the national competition, beating out teams from every state in the nation, as well as Germany and Turkey. CCHS students involved in FBLA, HOSA, FFA, and Advanced Government and Politics were also recognized for their first place state accomplishments that took, or will take them to Chicago, IL, Anaheim, CA, Washington DC, and Oklahoma City, OK.
Along with the academic excellence, Dr. Gee and Delegate Hanshaw also recognized the great sportsmanship and highly competitive CCHS Volleyball Team for their 2nd place finish at the state tournament. The girls’ basketball team and the wrestling team were also recognized for their participation in state competition.
“It is plain to see that no excuses are accepted in your pursuit for excellence” said Dr. Gee as he congratulated students on their impressive accomplishments. Mrs. Melinda Isaacs, Principal of Clay County High School, said that “even though WV is known for coal in the hills, we know there is gold in our Clay County hills” through our students. Clay County has enjoyed many years of success through student leadership organizations and sporting teams. However, the 2014-15 school year brought home more accolades that most years in recent history.
Way to go CCHS and CMS!