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Huntington High School graduate wins essay contest

Jun. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Sean Sutherland, who just graduated from Huntington High School, was named the winner of the West Virginia Garden Club essay contest. This year's theme was "Ways We Can Protect Our Aquatic Ecosystems."

The club also praised the work of science teacher Richard Sharpe for his leadership in involving students in community science projects, including testing local streams, creeks and rivers.

Sutherland plans to attend Marshall University. At Huntington High, he was the president of the Spanish Honorary Club, a drummer in the jazz band, member of the swim team, member of the Charleston aquatic swim team at the YMCA and a drummer at his church.

South Point student recognized for 4.0 GPA

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Hannah Kelley of South Point was named to the President's List at Freed-Hardeman University for the spring 2013 semester.

Kelley, who just completed her freshman year, earned a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in mathematics.

Tri-State area students receive scholarships

ADRIAN, Mich. -- Two area students recently received $1,000 scholarships through the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation.

Audrey McFarland from Huntington High School received the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation Award. She is the daughter of Michael and Margaret McFarland.

McFarland also received a $10,000 Just For Scholars life insurance certificate from Gleaner Life Insurance Society. She plans to attend the University of Chicago in the fall.

John Archambault from South Point High School received the Frank & Shirley Dick Scholarship Award. Archambault, the son of Jeff and Marie Archambault, also received a $10,000 Just For Scholars life insurance certificate from Gleaner Life Insurance Society. He plans to attend the University of Kentucky majoring in Accounting.

Huntington native gets Honor Society initiation

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated Carson Campbell of Huntington into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Campbell was initiated at Marshall University.

Campbell is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

HHS student receives Comcast scholarship

HUNTINGTON -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has named Huntington High School graduate Ciana Crawford the Huntington recipient of its annual Leaders and Achievers 2013 Scholarship Program.

Crawford plans to attend Marshall University in the fall.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools and serve as models for their fellow students.