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Wayne students exhibit portfolios

May. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

WAYNE -- Eight students from Wayne High School joined several others from the Tri-State area in exhibiting their art work at the Huntington Museum of Art's Portfolio 2013.

The exhibit continues through May 19.

The students from Wayne High School include: Yosef Finton, Savanna Johnson, Paige Marcum, Alyssa Ray, Taylor Perry, Kaitlin Stiltner, Joshua Adkins and Brandon Harless. Their art teacher is Naomi Blankenship.

Area students initiated into honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Dozens of area students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Local students include Julie Baker, Cody Plank and Janet Thompson of Ashland; Jonathan Bartholomew, Karla Moyers, Jennifer Gehringer, Brookeanne Dixon and Sarah France of Barboursville; Seth Baisden of Harts; Christopher McMahon, Benjamin Russell, Jaye Ike, Alysha Drown, Leo Roehrich, Masaki Shibata, Andrew Henrichs, Savanna Osburn, Davina Kittrell, Tracy Komorowski, Mark DeBlois, Rachael Hager, Leslie Thomas, Carly Atkins, Michelle Sabo, Victoria Perri, Megan Bryant, Alexandra White, John Price, Holly Fisher, Rebecca Hovemeyer, Cassandra Layne, Samantha Vickers, Tamara Gravano, Karl Shaver, Leah Midkiff, Jameson Smith, Lance West Jr., Sean DeLancey, Kristy Woods and Ross Yates of Huntington;

Brent Walls, Kathryn Deemer, Erin Fankhanel, Thomas Herman Jr., and Mary Beth Dickerson of Hurricane; Lauren Burley and Cassidy Dutcher of Kenova; Jeffrey Lewis of Milton; Ashley Clark of Ona; Anna Lucas and Heather Adkins of Wayne; Jason Rardon of Catlettsburg; and Whitney Ramey and Nicholas Russell of Grayson.

Mountwest student selected for national conference

HUNTINGTON -- The West Virginia Physical Therapy Association recently selected Hollianne Swarts, a student in the physical therapist assistant program at Mountwest Community & Technical College, to receive the organization's scholarship to attend a national conference.

Swarts, who is expected to graduate from Mountwest in July 2013, was selected by the state association to attend the American Physical Therapy Association's national meeting from June 26-29, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As part of the selection process, Swarts developed an essay about how attending the conference would benefit her educational development and why she feels it is important for students to be involved at the state and national levels of their respective professions.

Swarts will complete an article for the July 2013 edition of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Newsletter reflecting on her experiences at the national meeting.

CMHS student wins first at FBLA conference

CHARLESTON -- Cabell Midland High School senior Nathanial Baker won first place in accounting at the Future Business Leaders of America West Virginia conference in April.

He now is qualified to represent the state at the national conference in California in late June. As a junior, he placed third in the state and was able to represent the state in Texas.

"I am extremely proud of Nathanial and his accomplishments. I believe that he has a very bright and promising future ahead of him. I feel certain that he will be successful in any career that he may choose," said Kristye Shaffer, FBLA adviser and Business Education teacher.

He is currently raising funds for his trip to the national competition in Anaheim.

For information on Cabell Midland's FBLA organization or Baker's fundraising efforts, contact Kristye Shaffer 304-743-7400, Ext. 024 or kdshaffer@access.k12.wv.us.