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Farmers sought for school program

Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Farmers interested in working with local schools systems are invited to attend a Farm to School meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville.

Several area leaders will discuss how the Farm to School program works, including Rodney Wallbrown, the WVU Extension Agent for Mason County, who will share how the program is progressing in Mason County; Chuck Talbott, the WVU Extension Putnam County, who will present about the youth producer challenge; and Rhonda McCoy, the food service director for Cabell County Schools.

For more information, call 304-743-7131.

Fruth Pharmacy endows scholarship

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- Fruth Pharmacy recently announced a new scholarship that will be available to graduating seniors from Lawrence County, Ohio, who will attend Ohio University Southern in Ironton.

The scholarship endowment was created with a $5,000 donation from the company, with additional funds to be donated to the university in coming years to help build up an endowment, said Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy.

The first scholarship is expected to be awarded to a graduate of from the class of 2013 who has a financial need. Fruth said officials with Ohio University Southern will handle those details. Applications are expected to be available in high school counselor's offices in early spring.

Fruth Pharmacy has about 25 scholarships available. A complete list with requirement details is available online at www.fruthpharmacy.com.

Huntington man receives scholarship

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- William Cornell of Huntington was awarded a scholarship from Denison University.

Cornell, a member of the class of 2016, received the Paschal Carter Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.

Cabell County administrator honored by state organization

HUNTINGTON -- Laura Kasey, the assistant principal at Central City Elementary, was among 20 administrators to be named distinguished scholarship at a recent retreat with the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.

Each administrator participated in last year's Principals' Leadership Academy for New Principals and illustrated exceptional work and participation. Each year, the center assists new principals as they transition into their roles as instructional leaders of their schools. The academy meets at various locations three times per year. Between these meetings, the principals maintain ongoing communications with their team leaders and their peers through an academy wiki and other technologies. Participants enroll from all parts of the state and learn important information about school management, finance, effective evaluation strategies and avenues to enhance student learning and achievement.

All new principals are required by legislative code to attend and complete the academy within the first year of their assignment.