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7 local students qualify for academic competition

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Seven Cabell County students recently qualified to attend the Academic Games League of America national competition in April in North Carolina.

The students earned the selection through their work during the regional qualifying rounds held in February. Those who are moving on had the highest scores in their grade divisions.

The elementary division winners include: Nick Adkins, Barboursville Middle, sixth grade; Isabelle Litteral, Milton Middle, sixth grade; and Brennon Shope, Barboursville Middle, sixth grade.

The middle school division winners include: Tanner Brandon, Barboursville Middle, eighth grade; Salem Carlton, Barboursville Middle, eighth grade; Jakob Jitima, Barboursville Middle, eighth grade; and Emily Kuhn, Milton Middle, eighth grade.

Students visit MCTC

HUNTINGTON -- Ten students from four Cabell County middle and high schools recently visited Mountwest Community and Technical College to learn about the eye and how it works.

Adam Swolsky and a team of MCTC students met with and guided each of the middle and high school students in creating their own 3-D model of the eye. Students learned about the eye, its parts and their functions and participated in a discussion about various eye conditions that can affect youth.

While there, the students were also toured the new campus on off 5th Street Road and learned about some of the opportunities available after graduation.

The students who attended included Sarah Metz, Austin Smith, Alexander Thompson, James Parsons, Dillon Baker, Liz Fults, Raven Aldridge, Ben Powell, Garrett Blankenship and Scott Short.