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dl: tor ar- N Local students included in Who's Among American School Students The students on the following list arc included in the 38'h Annual Edi- tion of Who's Who Among American High School Students. 2003-2004. Who's Who, published by Educa- tional Communications, Inc., Austin, TX, is the largest recognition pro- gram and publication in the nation honoring high achieving high school students. Students are nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors, national youth groups, churches and educational organiza- tions based upon student's academic achievement and involvement in ex- tracurvicular activities. Traditionally. 97% of Bqm's Wit, students arc col- lege bound The 38th Annual Edition of Who's Who Among American high School Stttdents. 2003-2004, published in 15 regional volumes, features nearly 600.000 students or just 5~ of the nation's 15,000,000 high school stu- Normantown. dents. They represent approximately Jeannie A. Fleming, and Shane D. 20,000 of the 24,000 public, private Ingram Jr. of Big Springs; William andparochialhighschoolsinthecoun- Cox, and Emilee K Grogg of Cox's try. Mills. Who's Who students also compete Janet Anderson. Marsha L. Benson. for $200,000 in scholarship awards Nikita M. Gotdcn. Mitchell G. Hicks. and participate in the publication's Abby Q. Lilly. Jessie Moss. James R. Annual Survey of High Achievers, Ratliff, and Kisha S. Riggs of Glen- and annual opinion poll of teen atti- villc. tudes. The book is distributed on a Dora M. Bonnett. Joshua R. Brown. complimentary basis to up to 10,0(V0 Natasha L. Brown. Aaron J. Latos. high schools, colleges, universities Joar Powers, Miranda I_,. Richards. and public libraries throughout the Rondell Stump. and Stacey Swigerol country. To learn more about Who's Linn. Who Among American high School Aaron L. Bishop, Caltlyn B Student, visit www.whoswhohigh Greynolds, and Timoth,. A, White ol S:md Fork; Kassity L. NtcCollum of Local students selected include: Troy. Ashley Butler, Bryan Darby, Jesse Harley Bullard. Chassidy M. L. Darby, Sandra O. Frame. Nicolc L. Mollohan, and William G.Wcavcr of Jenkins. Jean M. Wallbrown, and Roscdale; Stevdn Ro,.rcrs of Shock. Tanya Daniclle Wood of T Sec. he B: Life-styles --- The Gilmer Social Scene enville Democrat ville www. Glen villeNe ws. com chers r 3 Miles East of Glenville on Route 33 462-8494 A select group of America's teach- dents for their excellence and dedica- Calhoun Middle High School. ers are being honored by their tough- tion. In this publication, we clearty Pamela Sue Butcher of Troy Et- estcritics theirformerstudents in have the best teachers in America School. ementary the eighth edition of Who's Who selected by the best students." Tabetha M. Bcall of Gilmer Co. Among America's Teachers. Twila Collins Moyers of GilmerHigh School. The following list contains the Co. High School. Toni Darlene Bishop of Glenvillc namesofteachersinthearewhohaveMargaret A. Bennett of CalhounElementary. been nominated by formerstudentsas Middle High School. Kevin L. Evans of Glenville State those who have shaped and inspired Robert Glenn Bonar of Calhoun College. the students' current achievements. Co. High School. Anne Gerstner of Gilmer Co. High Students were requested to nomi- Cheryl McNeill McCallister, who School. nate the one teacher from their entire is now retired. Jennifer Linn Morris of GilmerCo. academic experience who made adif- Jennifer Linn Morris of GilmerCo. High School. ference in their lives by helping to High School. Twila Collins Movers ol Gilmer shape their values, inspire interest in AprilLynn Petrovsky of Graceville Co. High School. aparticularsubjectandchallengethem High School. James Kelvin P~crcc of Calhoun to strive for excellence. Students also James Kelvin Pierce of CalhounGilmer Carver Ctr mentioned enthusiasm about their Gilmer Carter Ctr. Mary Bland Strickland of Gilmer subject andtheknowledgetheirnomi- Tambree L. Yoak of Calhoun Co.Co. High School. nated teachers demonstrated in the High School. Gcorginc Konyu Fogcl ot Salem classroom. Sheba Phares Kendig of BraxtonInternational University. ParkeH.Davis,Chairman.NationalCo. High School. Jill N. Lemon of Braxton Co. High Academic Affairs, has said. "There is April L. Ramsey Boyce of School. no greater honor teachers can receive Buckhannon-Upshur High School. than to be recognized by lormer stu- Julius William Singleton of ARC releases handbook on enterpreneurship education The Appalachian Regional Commission and the economic growth and jobs. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have announced The educational programs featured in 'Learning by the release of a new publication; 'Learning by Doing,' to Doing' range from a high-tech service project in a north- promote youth entrepreneurship in the Appalachian ern Mississippi middle school that stresses dependabil- Region. ity and a strong customer orientation to a faith-based Highlighting educational programs which teach stu- effort in Nashville, TN, where children as young as dents the basic elements of running a business, it under- second-graders cultivate character and initiative while scores the importance of interpersonal and social skills learning how to make an investment bear fruit. in achieving success as well. These programs "provide great examples of what can Americans live in a nation where entrepreneurs have happen when young entrepreneurs learn the value of created a high standard of living. But while some corn- teamwork, vision and responsibility," stated ARC Fed- munities Can boast numerous entrepreneurial ventures eral Co-Chair Anne Pope. "Nurturing tomorrow's lead- energizing economic development, other communities ers is an essential tool t6 help grow good local jobs and find themselves lacking in-entrepreneurial vision.' Learn- diversify local economies, making them more resilient in ing by Doing' is a handbook full of ideas especially the face of change." designed to encourage Appalachian youth to risk ventur- Copies of Learning by Doing can be obtained from ing into the world ofentrepreneurship and becoming the ARC officesat 202-884-7750ordownloaded from ARC's successful basinessmen and businesswomen who create website at Www'arc'gv/entrepreneurship Kappa Delta Pi honor society installed at Bethany Bethany College has a new honor society, Kappa Delta Pi, which was formally chartered and held an instal- lation ceremony on campus in Octo- ber. Fifty-nine current Bethany stu- dents, recent Bethany graduates and Bethany faculty in the education pro- gram were inducted into the society at a ceremony held in Wailes Theatre of the Steinman Fine Arts Center. Kappa Delta Pi granted permission for the Bethany chapter in May. The honor society is one of the largest and most prestigious educational honor societies with more than 60,000 mem- bers in 550 chapters in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Membership is extended to undergraduates and graduate students, faculty and professional educators who have demonstrated superior scholarship and leadership achieve- ments. Installing officer for this new Bethany chapter was Dr. John Light of Indianapolis, Ind., Kappa Delta Pi national society president, who pre- sented the charter to Bethany Presi- dent G.T "Buck" Smith. re Kudos for Hat Pott,,,r' The December issue of Remember the snake was the Djg. carriesan anicleentitled"Why tempter in the Garden of Paradise? My Family Adopted Harry Potter." The author, John Granger, was a mem- ber of the "Anti-Potter" crowd.., until he actually read the book. Intending toglance at it briefly, and then offto bed, he wound up spending most of the night going through the story and finding it "one of the most enjoyable read- ings" he had done in years. Contrary to his earlier expectations, he found no sorcery atall in the book. The title "Sorcerer's Stone" was a no- brainer of the Ameri- can publisher who figured American au- di.ences were too dumb to be attracted to a title like the origi- nal "Philosopher's Stone." Rowling, Harry Potter's author, has been denounced by Potter critics as either a witch herself: or maliciously .teaching witcheraR through the story. It may tat of interest to knowlhe truth. Rowling is a Presbyterian and is a graduate of Exeter University with an honors degree in classics. Christian themes permeate her writing. Harry's "Gryffindor" dormitory is said to be named after its founder Go&g- G r. "Godric" means godly while the "griffin" (half lion and half eagle-earthly and heavenly) is a mythological symbol for Christ. Harry's enemy's dormitory is "Slytherin" wh .ae mascot is a snake. Granger also points out how Harry himself is a Christ symbol (much as was Gandalf and Frodo himself in "The Lord of the Rings "). Harry con- fronts evil at the end of each book, dies figurative deaths, and is saved by love...and in the first book even rises after 3 days (I re- ally missed that one!). It's not that Rowling or Tolkien are saying Frodo, Gandalf or Harry are being presented in place of, as alter- natives to, Christ. Rather they sym- bolize what Christ was about and put the Christ message into alternative form. Edmund Kern's book gives similar whole- some insights about Harry's constant desire to do good and choose right over wrong by the practice of mul- tiple virtues. The Harry Potter books are whole- some, captivating, vocabulary build- ing, and Christian symbolism satu- rated. They are also hard to put down. Those who read them will not find the poor Scripture and religious big- otry so prevalent in the books flooding the market. Put an- other way: Potter read/ng contributes to the wholesome development of your youngsters. ~ read- ing does not. A GREAT NORMANTOWN columbia FOREST PRODUCTS Columbia West Virginia Corporation is seeking to buy standing timber and logs in North Central West Virginia. Columbia can also provide management plans for landowners to help in wildlife and timber management. Please Call: Dave Lewellyn (304) 472-8573 or Chad Brown (304) 368-1077 HAVING FUN -- A large crowd gathered in the Normantown Elementary School's gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 4 for a little Donkey Basketball. Here, a rider attempts to get used to the donkey in preparation for the game. Several county officials and businesspeople participated. (Photoa courtesy of The Calhoun Chronicle, Grantsville) PLAYER GOING UP FOR A SHOT -- LAUGHS FROM THE CROWD .... :/!/;:! %. P.T.O. FUND'RAISER MANY RIDERS HIT THE FLOOR AS OFTEN AS THEY RODE TODD I IIllll II II JONES m m t Fri., Dec 31 music by the Rock Hounds 9 p.m.- 1 a.rn. Make your reservations early and save money. Paid by Dec. 30th ... ;,.:: -$25.00 per couple I -$15.00 single - I at the door that night ] 1 -$30.OO per couple - I I " ":: "" -$20.00 single [ Closed Sun., Dec. 19, for a Chrtstmas Par