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Page 14 A - Thursday, December 1., 2016 - The Glenville Democrat MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS --Shown discussing the West Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Young West Virginian awards program are West Virginia Junior Chamber state officers, from left, Regional Vice President-elect Mallory Clegg, State President Craig Erbacher and Chairman of the Board Sara Price-Fortney. 2017 Young West inian Award Nominations are now be- ing accepted for the 2017 West Virginia Jaycees Out- standing Young West Vir- ginian (OYWV) award ac- cording to West Virginia Junior Chamber State Presi- dent Craig Erbacher. Erbacher said that the pro- gram is designed to identify and award young people in the Mountain State who have distinguished them- selves in their careers and/ or through community ser- vice. "The mission of the West Virginia Junior Chamber, also known as Jaycees, is to "Yes, I want that B@ Cookie' that they're talking about, r promote leadership develop- ment and community en- gagement among young people," said Erbacher. "This prestigious annual award serves to recognize individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the state's young active citizens through service or profes- sional achievement." Throughout the long his- tory of the Outstanding Young West Virginian pro- gram, honorees have repre- sented the heights of progress in all human en- deavors with a special em- phasis on volunteerism and community service. Recent recipients have in- cluded Landau Eugene Murphy and Grace Pritt. In 2014, Murphy, a Logan na- tive and America's Got Tal- ent winner, was honored for professional achievement and for raising over $1m dollars for charities in West Virginia. The following year,Pritt,of Hurricane,was recognized for her humani- tarianism and volunteer work which included a year- long trip to the Philippines, Swaziland and Nicaragua to help people in need. Up to three individuals will be recognized at a ban- quet in Wheeling on January 28, 2017. Recipients at the state level are automatically nominated tbr consideration tbr the U.S. Junior Chamber Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award, a nationally known recogni- tion program in existence since 1939. Nominations are due by December 17th. For more information and nomination instructions, go to or call 304- 3 l 2-66,45. The Glenville Pathfinder-Glenville, WV 26351 , ii By Pat Hanna The Nicholas Chronicle This time. Jackson Reed wasn't looking at Aaron Withrow's backside at the end of the race. This time, in the biggest event of the season, it was the other way around. Reed capped his Nicholas County High School cross country career with the ulti- mate prize last Saturday, Oct. 29, winning the boys' Class AA/A championship at the State Meet at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, Reed pulled ahead of Withrow, the pre-race favorite. in the final stages of their 3.1- mile duel and crossed the fi nish line more than 15 seconds ahead of the Winfield sophomore. Reed is the first state cross coun- try champion in Nicholas County High School history. Reed's winning time was 16 minutes, 6 seconds. Withrow finished second in 16:21 5. The Top 10 also included Seth Backus of Braxton County (third, 16:26.0), Mark Ellis of CELEBRATION -- Nicholas County's Jackson Reed Celebrates After East Fainnont (fotmh, 16:35.8), Crossing the finish line as the West Virginia ClassANA State Cross Country Gage Clemens of Fairmont Se- Champion, (photo by Lundy Ba//ey//) nior (fifth, 16:39.9), Jimmy Lacaria of Bridgeport (sixth, 16:40.4), Mark Duez of Bridge- port (seventh, 16:41.5), Hunter Riffle of Doddridge County (eighth, 16:44.5), Trey Heaster ofl:k ddridge County (I 6:44.9) and Walker Hashman of St. Marys (16:57.0). Last year, Reed finished 21 st in the State Meet with a time of 17:25.73. "This is the greatest feeling:' he said after his victory last Saturday. "l'm still kind of shaking a little, but it's a great feeling." Reed and Withmw had com- peted in the St. Mary's Medical Center XC Festival at Cabell Midland in early September. Withmw won that race with a time of 16:15.42. Reed was fourth in 16:4128. "Early in the season, he de- stroyed me," Reed said of r, W lthrow. He took me out real quick ?' But not this time. "t loved the (sunny, mild) weather today, and this is my favorite course." Reed said. "'1 knew to beat Aaron I had to run fast. I thought if I was feeling gCmd at the stare I could keep that pace." Reed, the Class AA/A Re- gion 111 champion, had been predicted to finish third in the race. lie used on speed work and tried to relax his legs as much as possible in the days leading up to the State Meet. "1 knew if I was fast coming down the last hill I had a good J~ a.d w,,.~a R..,~,,~:a~,,~in< ~~j~~ ~=~ =~,~='/':: ~:~:: :::,~e ~:,:~:~:~,::,~:,'~ ~ ~ ~ ..... ~~:'~i,,~: