Nineteen CHS Seniors honored for academic achievement

Top academic achievers (left to right) salutatorian Victoria Lamont, co-valedictorians Chelsie Hupp, Barbara Shock and Zachary Houchin

Deborah White and her selected teacher, Bill Queen, are recognized

Calhoun High's seniors who have maintained the highest levels of academic achievement were recognized last night at the Fifth Annual Honor Graduates Banquet, sponsored by the Grantsville Lions Club and Calhoun Banks.

"Tonight we gather to honor the best of the best," said principal Mike Offutt. "Recognizing our students who have excelled academically is of paramount importance."

Nineteen CHS seniors were recognized during the evening, with each of the students recognizing a teacher who played an important role in their education.

Dr. Teresa Eagle (pictured left) spoke to the students, parents and teachers, challenging them to work toward their goals, using their knowledge, skill and attitude. Eagle, a former West Virginia Teacher of the Year, is currently with the Marshall University graduate program.

The 2004 Honor Graduates, Kelley Badgett, Ryan Bremar, Brittany Church, Amber Goodrich, Tiffany Hall, Melissa Hathshorn, Zachary Houchin, Chelsie Hupp, Victoria Lamont, Holly Moss, Melissa Oshoway, Samantha Parsons, Katie Perkins, Steven Rogers, Kelley Sampson, Barbara Shock, Susan Sullivan, Deborah White and Sierra Wriston.

The 2004 Honor Teachers, Larry Baker, Pam Bartlett, Faye Chambers, Russ Ferrell, Amy Fitzwater, Joanna Fornaish, Larry Harris, Bruce Jarrell, Karen Kirby, Gary Knight, Beverly Morford, Sharon Pitts, Susan Pitts, Bill Queen. Jill Trippett and Tambree Yoak.

Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Ron Blankenship and the members of the school board participated in the event.

Scholars and the teachers they recognized during last night's ceremony

Parents, students and teachers enjoy banquet