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May. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Lincoln students take third in state event

HAMLIN -- Jackson Jeffery and Cody Schmidt of Lincoln High School in Hamlin recently placed third in the West Virginia Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills contest, held in Bridgeport.

The Student Auto Skills contest is held annually to encourage young people to pursue careers in the auto repair industry.

The winners were Elijah Barr and Maxwell McKinnis from Mineral County.

Students take part in dance festival

CHARLESTON -- Students from several area dance studios recently took part in the 2013 West Virginia Division of Culture and History Dance Festival at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex. They took classes from nationally accredited dancers and dance instructors and also performed evening concerts.

Those participating in the festival included Art Center School of Dance, Huntington Dance Theatre, Huntington Dance Theater School, Jeslyn Dance Gallery, Jeslyn Performing Arts Center, Marshall University Amused and Village Dance Theatre, all from Huntington; Arts in Action, Hurricane; and Elite Performance Academy, Proctorville, Ohio.

Student recognized for academics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- About 14,800 Purdue University students earned academic honors for the fall 2012 semester. Among them was Matthew Duncan of Huntington.

WVU hosting gifted, talented workshops

MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia University Department of Special Education will host the third annual WVU Gifted and Talented Workshops, June 24-28.

The workshops are taught by experienced Gifted Education teachers, all of whom are enrolled in the WVU Special Education master's degree program.

The courses include creative writing, math games, bridge building I and bridge building II.

Students who have a 3.5 grade point average or who have placed in the top 10 percent of standardized assessments qualify. They are not required to be currently enrolled in a school TAG program. The cost is $90 for a 15-hour workshop. The program also offers a limited number of $45 scholarships to participants who qualify and free or reduced lunch costs. Qualified students must apply for these, and two winners will be selected from the pool of applicants.

For registration and more information, visit www.jillolthouse.com/home/wvutag or contact Jill Olthouse at Jill.Olthouse@mail.wvu.edu.

Midland alum graduates from Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Ashley Faye Johnson, daughter of Irv and Linda Johnson of Huntington, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday, May 11.

She is a 2010 graduate of Cabell Midland High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a teaching certificate in just three years.

She plans to return to the Huntington area to work and to pursue a master's degree.

Her grandparents are Charles and Patsy Johnson and Albert and Wanda Tenney. Her great-grandmother is Katie Johnson.