Left to Right: Darris Hupp, Shane Yeager, Shaina Cain, Sonja
Photo courtesy of CHS
Calhoun County Schools has named Darris Hupp and Shane Yeager
as valedictorians and Shaina Cain and Sonja
McKown as salutatorians for the Class of 2002 at Calhoun County High
These four students will be recognized during graduation exercises
on Friday, May 31, 7:00 p.m. at the school.
Darris is the son of Russell and Regina Hupp of Creston. He has
participated in the band, academic team, HSTA
(Health Sciences and Technology Academy), Mu Alpha Theta, National
Honor Society, 4-H/Teen Leaders, S.C.O.R.E.S.,
and Governor's Honors Academy.
Darris was a Know Your State Government Day representative, a
Young Writers winner, and placed in the top four
in the Regional Math Field Day the last two years. He has been active in
AWANAS and volunteered at Energy Express.
He will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in
electrical engineering and computer science and
plans to have a career as a computer engineer.
Shane is the son of Jim and Sharon Yeager of Big Springs. He is a
member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha
Theta (secretary), chess club, senior league baseball, the academic team,
the marching and concert band, choir, follies, and
was a Governor's Honors Academy nominee.
Shane is an American Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer and a
member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church where
he is the youth group leader and a choir member. He has been a county
winner in the Math Field Day and a regional
participant, a first place percussionist in the marching band and received
the U.S. Achievement Academy Award in Science.
Shane will attend Davis and Elkins College in the fall and major in
English. He is planning a career in writing and/or
Shaina is the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Cain and resides at Big
Bend. She will attend Georgetown College in
Kentucky majoring in chemistry. Her goal is to become a medical
She is an American Red Cross volunteer and is involved in the
Brooksville Baptist youth and mission groups and
Shaina is a member of HSTA (Health Science and Technology
Academy), varsity basketball, the academic team,
Vandalias, choir, S.C.O.R.E.S., Girls' State, Governor's Honors Academy,
math field day, National Honor Society, Mu
Alpha Theta, yearbook and student council. She attended Know Your State
Government Day, is a Scholar Athlete and
placed 1st and 2nd in Vocabulary at S.C.O.R.E.S.
Sonja McKown resides at Orma with her parents Bradley and
Brenda McKown. She is the Mu Alpha Theta
president, a member of National Honor Society and Student Council, and
plays softball. She was named to the LKC
second team infield in softball and attended Girls' State.
Sonja is a mentor/tutor and volunteers at Minnie Hamilton Health
Care Center and the American Red Cross Blood
Sonja hopes to work as a Radiology Technologist after obtain and
Associates Degree at West Virginia University
Hospital School of Radiology.