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Apr. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Wayne native earns chiropractic degree

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Jason Nicholas Belcher recently received his doctor of chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla.

He is the son of Barry and Sharon Belcher of Wayne.

Four area professionals welcomed to honor society, Phi Kappa Phi

HUNTINGTON -- Four area professionals were welcomed to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

They include Michelle Moening of Huntington, Joseph Shapiro of Barboursville, Janet Dooley of Huntington and Nicola LoCascio of Huntington.

Golden Bears recognized at STEM Banquet

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. -- West Virginia University Institute of Technology's Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences recognized 59 current students at the annual STEM Awards Banquet on April 18. Honorees were selected by their academic department based on academic accomplishments.

The recipients include several local students, including David Rutherford of Ceredo, Wayne County; Nathan Settle of Hurricane, Putnam County; Clara Shively of Huntington, Cabell County; and Matthew Cook of Ranger, Lincoln County.

Local students receive scholarships

RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- Symmes Valley High School senior Caleb Holderby won first place and a $1,000 scholarship in the boy's division of the Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative's annual scholarship competition, which is open to any student whose parents or guardians receive electric service from the company.

Contestants were judged in the areas of scholastic record, personal achievement and school and community activities. The judges selected one boy and one girl with an alternate for each. Each first-place winner receives a $1,000 scholarship, while the alternate receives a $750 scholarship.

The first place $1,000 winner in the girl's category was Megan Dyer from Meigs High School.

The 2013 Touchstone Energy 'Special Achievement Scholarship' winner was Kenneth (LB) Remy of Vinton County High School. Kenneth received a scholarship award of $1,000 towards his college education.

Summer conservation camp seeking applicants

HUNTINGTON -- Applications are being sought from students to attend the state Junior Conservation Camp, June 17-21, at Cedar Lakes in Ripley.

The camp is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Youth Environmental Program. It is open to youth, ages 11-14. The cost is $165 per child and the deadline for paying the application fee is May 1.

The camp offers such classes at first aid and hunter safety. Approximately 200 campers will learn how to conserve West Virginia's natural resources by attending classes on subjects such as wildlife, recycling, geocaching/orienteering, water study, forestry, fishing and more. Sports activities will include swimming, basketball, kickball, volleyball, Wiffle Ball and relay races.

For more information, go to www.wvconservationcamp.com.