Marshall University is hosting this year's annual Governor's Honors Academy in Huntington. Barbara Shock of Grantsville is representing Calhoun County. The event began yesterday with 165 incoming seniors from West Virginia's 55 counties and five from Russia.

Students will explore career ideas while attending classes on mathematics, engineering, music, foreign languages and other topics. They will also visit the Huntington Museum of Art and travel to Washington DC.

The honor's academy began in 1984.

Other students attending this year from the region:

Gilmer County, Hannah Chambers, Mitchell Hicks; Roane County, Daniel Goffreda, Nicholas Gunn, Leslie Odle, Jason Pabst; Wirt County, Laura Full.

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