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10 Jr BOggess rer a George Kincaid Redden :1, Jr Riffle Y Smith nith Stover Tharp VanNatter !Bates Copen P GWinn Kevin Dameron Joseph Deitz Melissa DePriest Tammy Duckworth Elizabeth Duncan Penny Ellingsen Mary Elmore Annette Foster Paula Gladwell Jennifer Harris Roy Helmick Tonya Hendrix Annette Henson Monica Holliday Kelly Johnson Sherrie Johnson Jennifer Kashola Kevin Knapp John Lewis Jonathan McClung Shawna McCoy Mike McQuain Lorie Morris Rhonda Neal Brian Osborne Jo Osborne Shawnda Osborne Patricia Persinger Carmella Ramsey Klodes Rookstool John Scarbro James Schoolcraft Deborah Sims Lisa Snead Robert Starcher Suzanne Stoneburner Ray Taylor Danny Thompson Cynthia Tuckwiller Carl Wallace Jennifer Ward Lacy Wickline Thomas Windon Kristi Woodson Chad Harris Tonya Harris Valerie Henson Rebecca Hicks Donna Hughart Christina Hunter Stacy Jiles Marilea Johnson Curran Jones Charles Lester Kelley Lewis Shelly Mabe Penny Martin Dale McClung Teresa McCiung Tammy Minear Tara Ocheltree Bonita Patterson Travis Puffenbarger Chad Scarbro Randy Sims Jonathan Smith Lori Smith Stephanie Smith April Windon Bridgett Witt Grade 12 Bruce Alley Melissa Beavers Franklin Bennett Jonathan Bennett Joni Bennett Donald Bird Kimberly Blevins Lisa Boggs Gary Boone Virginia Brackenridge Clinton Brown Seth Burke Kathryn Burkholder Sandra Cales Ryan Carroll Kimberly Chapman Roger Cook Perfect Attendance Farren Fields Fox Stephanie Smith Crystal Stult Bridgett Witt William Bradford Joni Bennett Paul Blankenship Wendy Bowles Ryan Carroll Tammy Duckworth Jennifer Harris Mike McQuain Brian Osborne Jolynn Osborne Shawnda Osborne John Scarbro James Schootcraft Lisa Snead Steven Tincher Linda Young Wendy Altport Jeffrey Brown Susan Bryant Nora Cade Stephanie Callis Teressa Cochrum Kara Dilley Leigh Fleshman Travis Miller Christine McClung Kimberly McClung Kristen Scofield Christina Tharp Samara Woolridge Charity Trout. fall semester at West (WVU), 497 stu- As, according to a list from the Office and Records. Stu- from our area include Pyne of Fairlea, Steven of Lewisburg, and Eli- Renick. resident,s List, compiled includes the names Students who have 12 credit hours of grades. associate director tons and Records, said 4.0 averages were gar- who represented 151 students on the list. Juniors were second with 120, and the freshman class had 113 names on the list. WVU's sophomore class had 95 straight A students. "We expect to see seniors get the best grades because students who survive through their first col- lege years are simply academically stronger," Dr. Hadsell said. "Plus, by time they are seniors, they are in- volved in their majors, which seems to make a difference." WVU President Neil Bucklew sent a letter to each of the high- achieving students, congratulating them for their accomplishment and their "commitment to academic ex- cellence." Act As Pa Junior High School "legislative pages for a Jim Rowe (third from left) and Delegate Bill are Sharron Hudnall (left) Kelly Burdette, Amy Ridgeway. II • Insulates as a roof-over • Attractive skirting material • Ideal for patio roof d: WHITE BROWN RED BLACK GRAY GREEN Exchange Henrick Melbye and Anja Boeger By Jonathan Wright Two exchange students from Eu- rope are learning the ways of coun- try living in Monroe County--and they're adapting very well. Henrik Melbye of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Anja Boeger of Frankfurt, West Germany, are spending the year as students at Union High School through Youth for Understanding, a student ex- change program. The two are im- pressed with the the reception they have received among classmates and area residents. "People here are open and very friendly," Miss Boeger says. "In com- parison with people from where I come from, they are more outgoing and more relaxed. There's more time for small talk here." Mr Melbye says, "People here are pretty nice. I would say, though, that as a foreign student I feel a little more tenseness than I would in a big city, for example. When students in a small school see a new face, they naturally ask a tot of questions and want to know a lot about you. That's to be expected, though." Both Miss Boeger and Mr Melb,₯e have studied English for seven years. Virtually every student in their countries studies English and speaks it as a second language, they say. "English is definitely the most popular foreign language in Den- mark," Mr Melbye says. "Almost all our television programs from Amer- ica retain the English audio, with Danish subtitles. At first I read the subtitles a lot, but now I don't look at The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 20, 1990 5B Greenbrier College • ii i/ :! i, if them much at all anymore, since understand the English." Life is slower in Monroe County for Miss Boeger, who stays with Charles and Dorothy LaRue of Greenville. "Things are different here for me," she says. "In Germany I play tennis, volleyball, and ride horses a lot. Here, though, I'm learn- ing about life on a 'beef farm,' and taking in the typical activities for this area, such as farm help and quilting, for example." Mr Melbye, staying with J. Wilbur and Irene LaRue of Greenville, says, 'Tve played basketball in Den- mark for seven years and am on the team here at Union. Things are closer together and more convenient in Denmark, but I'm still doing pretty much the same things as usual." Both students mention public trains and 'busses as typical ways of getting to school in European cities and comment on the more relaxed atmosphere of catching the school bus each morning in Monroe County and riding it back home each after- noon. The higher elevation posed some adjustment problems to Henrick in his first few weeks in West Virginia. "I was sick the first couple of months when I came here last summer--I had to blow my nose a lot. I guess that was because of the elevation. I felt as if I had the flu." "We have no mountains in Den- mark," he adds. "I live close to the ocean, in the suburbs of Copen- hagen. I like the mountains here, al- though at times I would just like to see a little flat land and a straight road!" The area has more similarities with West Germany. "It's a bit higher here," Miss Boeger says, "but the climate is about the same. It's very much like where I live. You have more trees here, though, and l'm amazed by the amount of open -~pace you have here. l'm from a very crowded area and am not used to that." in m Corrugated Asphalt Roofing and Siding • One man can handle • Won't rust or corrode • Lifetime warranty 48" x 79" Shoot 26 square loot sheet • IN STOCK COLORS At least 32 square8 in stock By Amy Ingram Greenbrler College Trainee The Greenbrier Community Col- lege Center, located on Lee Street on the campus of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, opened in 1969 as an extension of West Virginia University. In 1975 Bluefield State College took over administrative control of the college center. The school currently offers a full slate of transfmable general study courses for beginning college students. There are developmental When asked to name one of their courses in reading, math, and Eng- most striking observations about lish, a free tutoring program for American life so far, both students some subjects and a continuing mentioned the fast-food atmosphere education program for local resi- prevalent in more urban areas. Mr dents. Degrees which can be com- Melbye adds his thoughts on athletic pleted at the college include associ- events: "You people are crazy about sports! I knew about some of it be- fore I came here, but had no idea it was this extreme. I can't get over the fact that 1,000 people showed up for the football game when Union played Peterstown. There's no way 1,000 people would show up for a football game in Denmark. It's amazing how many people can scream and yell in one place. I love it!" Mr Melbye and Miss Boeger will return to Europe in July. The Monroe Day Care Center has received a grant from the state ates in business, general education and law enforcement and bachelors in education and criminal justice. What are the reasons for choos- ing Greenbrier Community College over the other area schools? The Mountain Messenger interviewed the dean of the school, Dr James Cox and several students to get an answer to this question. The enrollment at the college cur- rently stands at approximately 460 students and is rising. Dr Cox gave the foremost reason for high enroll- ment as the economic advantage of living at home. By living with family members in the local area students do not have to make extra expendi- tures for housing, food and other necessities. They may also keep part-time jobs and continue to work while attending school. Several of the younger students interviewed agreed with this fact. Many, are attending the college cen- of West Virginia to begin an after- ter because of its location. Students school program for school-age chil- with children noted it is impossible dren up to the age of 10. This pro- for them to relocate.Some students gram will offer free day care from 3 simply said the local college offers p.m. until 6 p.m. for children of work- the programs and classes they look ing parents, who would otherwise go home from school to an empty house. The Day Care Center program will consist of supervised play and study time, in addition to a snack. Arrangements may be made for the for so it is needless to look else- where. Dr Cox also mentioned the qual- ity of education at Greenbrier is as high or higher than of other area schools. A large percentage of the instructors at the college have the highest degrees available in their fields. Dr Cox noted large universi- ties often do not use high level in- structors to teach freshman and sophomore level courses. The majority of the students inter- viewed said their future plans are to complete as much of their study pro- gram as possible at the local col- lege. Only three of the eleven stu- dents interviewed had definite plans to transfer to another college. Another reason Dr Cox gave for attending the local college was the changes which occur in students af- ter graduation from high school. Many students at Greenbrier are transfer students who decide to come back to the local hometown area to get general studies courses and transfer again after two years. Some Greenbrier college's students ii. are married or previously quit col- lege to pursue a job opportunity, i They have returned after several i years to complete their degree or further their education. The background of students who attend the college is varied. The av- , erage age of students is 28. The youngest student is 18 years old and still attending high school. The oldest student at the center is 70. Greenbrier College center has an open admissions policy and requires a QED or high school diploma for : admission. Several types of financial aid are offered through the center including federal PELL grants, West Virginia higher education grants, and guaranteed student loans. The college also offers scholarships and a work-study program. i' i~i!i W.VA. -':-_- 113 S. Court Stv Lewisburg, W.Va. Phone 645-1334 I children to be bused directly fro their school to the Center. For information on enrolling your child in this free program, please contact the Monroe Day Care Cen- ter at 772-5240. • Seneca Optician • Army Recruiting • Bonanza • Tasso Butler, Jr., Optometrist • Cato ° Heck°s • House Of Cards • John W. Eye Co. 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