TWO-HUNDRED-FIFTY CALHOUN STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED GOLDEN HORSESHOES - We Recognize Them Since 1931

(05/09/2017)

Some of West Virginia's most famous citizens are recipients of the Golden Horseshoe.

Over 250 students listed for Calhoun will likely spur some memories, if your take some time to read them.

The award is given annually to eighth graders who master West Virginia culture and history. The program, which dates back to 1931, is the longest running of its kind in the United States.

The scholars are dubbed Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe in a pinning ceremony at the Capitol.

The state gives out Golden Horseshoe awards to eighth-graders annually. Each county has at least two winners. The exam tests student knowledge on West Virginia citizenship, civics and government, economics, geography, history and current events. This year's winner will be knighted at a ceremony at the Capitol in May.

Here are the Calhoun students:

Barnes Rexie 1931; Stump Bernard 1931; Miller Rachel 1932; Weaver Carlton 1933; Dawson Louie 1933; Bell Bruce Jr. 1934 Hathaway Oral Jr. 1934; Bennington Ruth 1935; Lewis Burl 1935; Howard Grace 1938;

Reynolds Eugene 1938; Hathaway Grace 1938; Thomas Evelyn 1939; Cunningham Robert 1939; Richards Elmer 1939; Gunn Forrest 1940; Ball Albert 1940; Wilson Gail 1940; Santy Delmar 1942; Williams Foster 1942

Wolfe Mary 1942; Collins Lonnie 1942; Collins Betty 1943; Haymaker Neil 1943; Spencer Janet 1943; Yoak Ralph 1943; Beckner Gerald 1945; Riddle Joe 1945; Robinson Ava 1945; Whipkey Edna 1945;

Hathaway Patricia 1946; n Whipkey Mary 1946; Whipkey Yvonne 1946; White Gene 1946; Poling Loretta 1947; Hathaway Richard 1947; Hathaway Carolyn 1947; Reynolds Bertha 1947; Hathaway George 1948; Holliday John 1948 Poling Katherine 1948; VanCamp Richard 1948

Shock Reta 1949; Starcher Ramona 1949; Fetty Patrick 1949; Hall Nita 1949; Schoolcraft Evadeen 1950; Strader Mary 1950; Ferrell Michael 1950; Stump Rosemary 1950

Holliday Sara 1951; Starcher Roberta 1951; Strader Elizabeth 1951; Knotts Norma 1951; Blair Jean 1952; Morris Robert 1952; Walter Robert 1952; Wolverton Dewane 1952

Huffman Sandra 1953; Stump Sandra 1953; McGee Denny 1953; Jarvis Leroy 1953; Hathway Carol 1954; Dotson Errol 1954; Barnes Jackie 1954; Snider Bobby 1954; Long Virginia 1954

Lambiotte Linda 1955; Gainer Judy 1955; Sturms Charles 1955; Ash Carol 1955; Witt Byron 1955; Toepfer Emily 1956; Fogle Gearl 1956; Wilson Patricia 1956; Burch Patty 1956; Weaver Larry 1956

Carper Kent 1957; Stevens Linda 1957; Dawson Carolyn 1957; Levering Dale Jr. 1957; Parsons Eva 1958; Titus Timothy 1958; Lowe Robert 1958; D'Orazio Teresa 1958

McIntyre Janice 1959; Hopkins Dianne 1959; Calvert Eddie 1959; Campbell David 1959; Phipps Paul 1959; Yoak Beverly 1960; Miller Mary 1960; Mowrey Glen 1960; D'Orazio Colleen 1960

Marshall Robert 1961; Newell Eric 1961; Snider Teresa 1961; Morford Kathryn 1961; Cox Louise 1962; Nichols Milford 1962; Davis Roger 1962; Richards Roger 1962

Deel Barbara 1963; Umstead Victoria 1963; Weaver Lora 1963; Yoke Jennifer 1963; Jarvis Roger 1964; Vanhorn Jackie 1964; Hamilton Janet 1964; Morrison Susan 1964

Anderson John 1965; Godfrey Diane 1965; Smith Paula 1965; Weaver Jim 1965; Cain Susan 1966; Anderson Pam 1966; Ball Margaret 1966; Robinson Pam 1966

Frame Neva 1967; Whipkey Marilyn 1967; Gunn Donald 1967; Mullins Leah 1967; Jackson Alice 1968; Stout Bill 1968; Kelley Ronald 1968; Knotts Thomas 1968

Cain Daniel 1969; Zannoni Lisa 1969; Owens Sharlene 1969; Bowe Timothy 1969; Jones Cathy 1970; Robinson Shara 1970; Westfall Richard 1970; Stump Larry 1970; Nichols Steven 1970

Walker Vernon 1971; Stephenson Sue 1971; Stump Cheryl 1971; Nichols David 1971; Bowe Douglas 1971; Parsons John 1972; Fetty Amber 1972; Westfall Charles 1972; Siers Karen 1972

Hall Kathy 1973; Heiney Kenneth 1973; Jarvis Richard 1973; Reese Michael 1973; Houchin Dennis 1974; Engle Marjorie 1974; Grass Billy 1974; Richards Alphonso 1974

Davis Timothy 1975; Sims Vicki 1975; Wilson Carol 1975; Cain Richard 1976; McCartney Jill 1976; Whipkey Ralph 1976; Wilson Winifred "Kay" 1976

Hartshorn Kelly 1977; Morgan Patsy 1977; Ball Phillip 1978; Zaner Piet 1978

McElwee David 1979; Sturm Scarlett 1979; Nichols Loretta 1980; Ritchie Nicole 1980

Kendall Gideon 1981; Rogers Kimberly 1981; Fulks Vickie 1982; Stump Mark 1982; Norman Randy 1983; Sampson Damon 1983; Sears Janet 1983

Cain Laura 1984; Dowell Alisa 1984; Godfrey Kenneth 1985; Richards William 1985

Nichols Penny 1986; Williams Leslie 1986; Morris Elizabeth 1987; Parsons Jennifer 1987

Hall Heather 1988; Horsley Rachel 1988; Fulks Joanna 1988; Gainer Mary 1989; Cain Kelley 1989; Wilson Warren 1989

Hall Amber 1990; Richards Becky 1990; Templeton Eric 1990; Hall Jared 1991; Jones Shannon 1991; Morgan Cynthia 1991

Boothe Cory 1992; Holloway Lewis 1992; Wright Eric 1992; Bonar Robert 1993; Goff Kelly 1993; McCoy Meredith 1993

Meredith Bartlett 1994; Jason Blankenship 1994; Zwoll Eric 1994; Butt Christopher 1995; Wilson Ashley 1995; Yesis Justin 1995

Curry Joseph 1996; Hupp Zachary 1996; McCartney Travis 1996; > Offutt Monica 1997; Stalnaker Candace 1997; Westfall Scottie 1997

Albaugh David 1998; Cain Shaina 1998; Hupp Darris 1998; Bailey James 1999; Bonar Matthew 1999; Lynch Sarah 1999

Hartshorn Melissa 2000; Houchin Zach 2000; Shock Barbara 2000; Cook Xenya 2001; Wildfire Cynthia 2001

Gerwig Robert 2002; Weaver Caitlin 2002; Law Hanna 2003; Nichols Jade 2003; Larry Greathouse 2004; Sarah Moore 2004

Drew Metheney 2005; Elizabeth Duskey 2005; Tim Sutro 2006; Austin Moore 2006

Kevin Hardbarger 2007; Michael Tucker 2007; Allison N. Gumbarevic 2008; Jordan Brooke Mace 2008

Ricky Lee Hall, Jr. 2009; Kenadee Anne Taylor 2009; Mason Isaiah Sheldon 2010; Nicholas L. Smith 2010

Nate Hipp 2011; Kenneth Wolfe 2011; Taylor Garrett 2012; Melinda McCumbers 2012

Adrianne Shimer 2013; Karlie Johnson 2013; Caroline McCumbers 2014; Robert Twist IV 2014

Jeremy Parsons 2015; Destiny Wager; Logan Carpenter 2016; Karlie Whited 2016

Ronnie Laughlin, 2017, and Philine Lippmann, 2017.


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