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Mar. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SVHS graduate named to college dean's list

WAYNEBURG, Pa. -- Jonathan M. Blatt from Hurricane and a graduate of Spring Valley High School was named to the Dean's List at Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pa., for the fall 2012 semester.

He is a junior majoring in early childhood education with a specialization in special education.

Derick Kirk Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2013

CHARLESTON -- The Derick Kirk Foundation, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Derick Kirk Memorial Scholarship.

Eligible applicants must be high school seniors graduating from schools in Boone, Kanawha, Putnam, Jackson, Roane, Logan or Clay counties and be pursuing a degree in music. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Applications are available on the Derick Kirk Foundation website, www.derickkirk.org. All applications must be postmarked by April 30. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid May.

The Derick Kirk Foundation supports and funds music education and development in grades kindergarten through 12. Recognizing personal and professional development begins early, the foundation endeavors to promote the significant role music plays in nurturing the creative process in youth.

Public invited to Huntington High senior presenations

HUNTINGTON -- Students in Huntington High School's senior honors program have been conducting research for an end-of-year project. For the first time, those students will present their work to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Huntington Museum of Art.

"I think it is wonderful to give these students such a classy venue to show their work, and having this event at the museum truly makes it a community event," says Amy McElroy, a foreign language teacher at Huntington High School and organizer of the event. "The students have worked very hard. I feel like the quality of projects and presentations is strong."

As part of the afternoon, at intermission, the students also will partake in a celebration banquet.

McElroy says she is also seeking adjudicators to judge the students' presentations. If you are a school employee, district leader or just want to be involved, contact her at 304-528-6561 or by email at amcelroy@access.k12.wv.us.

Memorial scholarship for $500 open to high school seniors

ASHLAND -- High school seniors from four eastern Kentucky schools are eligible for the Leon Tackett Memorial Scholarship, which offers a one-time gift of $500 to help with tuition, books, fees or other school-related expenses.

The scholarship is in honor of Leon Tackett, founder and past president of People Helping People.

Seniors from Boyd County, East Carter, West Carter and Greenup County high schools are eligible to apply for the program, and one scholarship will be awarded to a senior at each school.

To be eligible, students must be graduating seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants must show financial need and cannot be related to anyone affiliated with People Helping People Inc.

Scholarship applications are available in the guidance counselors' offices at each school, and they must be completed and returned to the counselors by April 15.

Recipients will be notified in May.