Class Notes: March 9, 2013

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Upshur Arts Alliance scholarships availableUpshur Arts Alliance awards scholarships each year to Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and pursue a degree in visual, instrumental or performing arts. Intended studies can include art, music, drama, arts education and dance as well as other areas in the fine arts.Two $500 awards are available for 2013. Each recipient must meet these criteria: quality of performance and/or visual works of art; quantity of artistic involvement; intention to continue an education in the arts; financial need and balanced lifestyle including scholarships and other activities.Scholarship recommendation forms are available from art and music teachers at BUHS or by writing UAA, P.O. Box 395, Buckhannon, WV 26201 or Completed recommendation forms must be returned by noon May 1 for consideration.Congressional Youth Art Competition winners announcedThree West Virginia high school art students will represent the state in the 2013 Congressional Art Exhibit at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. They are Kaleigh Tucker of Lincoln High School, Chloe Richardson of Wahama High School and Cassidy Metzger of Spring Valley High School.Runners-up are Ryan George and Cassidy Sullivan of Spring Valley High School and Michelle Riffle of Ravenswood High School.Students submitted entries to the West Virginia State Museum, and exhibition juror Staci Leech Cornell selected the winners. Winners were recognized at the Culture Center on Feb. 26 and will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Their work will be featured in a Culture Center exhibition that runs through March in honor of Youth Art Month. District winners will be on display for one year at the U.S. Capitol.Other participants were Valley High School: Holly Dunlap; Logan High School: Olivia Kitchen and Stevie Miller; James Monroe High School: Emma Baker and Hope Simmons; Ravenswood High School: Cassey Anderson and Kaylee Icenhower; Tyler Consolidated: Taylor Clem, Richard Hooks and Devinn Moore;Washington High School: Reyna Abrew, Skye Allen, Cody Armel, Bryan Bayless, Jennifer Bird, Morgan Breeden, Roan Dixon, Tristan Geddy, Tiffany Hartman, Hailey Hawthorne, Jonathan Hayden, Jacqueline "Abby" Hunter, Lindsey Masser and Rachael Strycharske;Spring Valley High School: Kaitlin Nicole Blatt, Brooke Burgess, Katie Christian, Megan Conley, Victoria Deshazer, Maddisen Ellison, Lauren Fuller, Kylie Gilbert, Shannon Marshall, Katie Oxley, Adam Page, Megan Williams and Amber Rose Wood.Area student receives honorsBrittni Crosier, daughter of Mary Crosier of Ansted and Ronald Crosier of Beckley, was awarded first-year honors at Sweet Briar College for outstanding academic achievement during the 2012 fall semester. She is planning to major in psychology. To qualify for first-year honors, students much achieve an outstanding record, including a 3.3 grade point average with a minimum of 12 graded academic hours in the first semester of their freshman year.
Class Notes is a way to recognize the academic accomplishments of area students. We accept news of scholarships, academic awards and other scholastic achievements. We do not accept honor roll lists or news related to sports and extracurricular activities. Items for Class Notes may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, faxed to 304-348-1233 or emailed to Notices will be run a single time free of charge. Please include a contact person's name and daytime telephone number.
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