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6A Feb. 23, 2008 Mountain Messenqer - The Weekend Paper for t;he Gr~ nbrier Valley ,www.mountainm~senqer.~:orrl x Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, with support from RESA IV's 21st Century Com- munity Learning Center grant, provides 6th-8th grade stu- dents with learning opportuni- .ties. The students get a chance for homework help and tutor- ing, as well as enrichment ac- tivities. West Virginia School of Os- teopathic Medicine students come by every week to help stu- deffts With their homework, conduct mini lessons and as- Twenty-five outstanding classroom teachers have earned "Golden Apple" certifi- cates from the Arch Coal Foun- dation, according to John R. Snider, Arch Coal vice presi- dent, external affairs, eastern region. '~hese 25 teachers received very high appraisals of their applications for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award," said Snider. "They are obvi- ously excellent teachers who deserve this honor. We hope that students, parents and col- leagues will nominate these teachers again next year. "The Arch Coal Foundation's teacher recognition program is unique because the 'public is asked to nominate classroom teachers who demonstrate great professionalism and dedi- cation in their classrooms," Snider said. "The teachers' aP- plications are evaluated by a panel of expert judges, all who are former recipients of the Arch Coal Teacher Achieve- ment Award. "Arch Coal and the Arch Coal Foundation appreciate that West Virginia has so many high-performing classroom teachers," Snider said. The 12 recipients of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, the Arch Coal Foun- resi Second-year Pharm.D. stu- dents at the West Virginia Uni- versity School of Pharmacy were recently honored for their academic progress during the annual White Coat Ceremony at the Health Sciences Center in Morgantown. Joshua M. Vestal of Rainelle and Jennifer L. Williams of Lewisburg are members of the class of 2010 and are 2007 white coat recipients. According to Patricia Chase, Ph.D dean of the WVU School of Pharmacy. the white labora- tory coat signifies that phar- macy education goes beyond learning to dispense medica- tions. Rather, attaining a Pharm.D. degree fosters a pro- fessional commitment to ira- orensic renown Eleven forensic students from Mountain State University attended a Henry Lee Confer- ence in Fairfax, VA, on Jan. 14 and 15. The students met Dr. Lee and attended the George Mason University Crime Scene Reconstruction Seminar: Shoot Incident Reconstruction and Cold Case Investigation. Dr. Lee, a world renowned forensic and crime investigator, offered expert insight to the sist with physical fitness activi- ties. The Osteopathic students also serve as mentors/role models for the students. The program meets on Tues- day and Thursday from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. and is a free service for students at EGMS. Any group or individual in the area that would like to donate their talents to the wonderful stu- dents at EGMS, please contact Sue Bennett at 64776498 ext. 302 or egjhlibray@yahoo.com. dation's highest award, will be made Feb. 27 at a ceremony at the State Capitol. The Arch Coal Foundation's is the long- est running, privately spon- sored teacher recognition pro- gram in West Virginia. More than 400 nominations for the awards were received. Locally, JoAnne Larson Persinger, Lewisburg Elemen- tary, was among the Golden Apple recipients. The awards program is sup- ported by the West Virginia De- partment of Education, the West Virginia Education Asso- ciation and its West Virginia Foundation for the Improve- ment of Education, and the West Virginia Library Commis- sion. Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the nation's largest coal producers. The company's core business is providing U.S. power genera- tors with clean-burning, low- sulfur coal for electric genera- tion. Through its national net- work of mines, Arch supplies the fuel for approximately 6 percent of the electricity gen- erated in the United States. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corpo- rate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. ny proving the health and well- being of communities through- out West Virginia and across the country. Each student received a new embroidered white lab coat purchased with funds donated by a WVU School of Pharmacy alumnus, faculty or staff mem- ber. "We could have had white lab coats donated by a pharmaceu- tical company. Instead, we asked members of the School of Pharmacy family, and the response was overwhelming," said Chase. "Over 90 percent of the faculty and staff donated a white coat." For more information about the WVU School of Pharmacy, visit www.hsc.wvu.edu / sop/. audience. The i I students that attended the conference in- clude: Justin Thomas of Lewisburg, Ryan Shoemake, Noella Boyce, Stephani Hilton, Mindi Fisher, Heather Ward. James Conway, Megan Smith, Kim Bess, Sarah Smith and Rachelle Lafon. For more information on the Dr. Henry Lee visit, visit: http:/ /www.drhenrylee.com/. New, River CTC Dean's List honors 192 students from 70 communities One hundred ninety-two student from 70 communities in southern and central West Virginia have been named to the Dean's List for the fall se- mester at New River Commu- nity andl Technical College, ac- cording to an announcement by Dr. IHarry Falk, vice presi- dent an(d chief academic officer for New River. To eatm a placement on the Dean's IList at New River a stu- dent mast achieve a 3.25 grade point awerage or better with full time student status, no devel- opmental classes, and no D or F grade,s, Dr. Falk outlined. Last week, Dr. Ted Spring, presidemt of New River Com- munity and Technical College, annountced that an additional 69 studlents had earned Presi- dent's IList honors, represent- ing 37 communities in eight countie:s. Locallly, among those hon- ored onL the Dean's List fall se- mester" 2007 are: John S. Blake, Alderson; Joseph P. Hodge, Bradley N. Morgan, Su- san M. Sheppard, and Jenni- fer L. Shrewsbury, all of Caldw~ll; Jenny R. Fields, Michael[ J. Palmer, and Kimberly L. Poti,cher, all of Charmco; Rhondm J. Crookshanks, Clin- tonvill~; Jessica R. Gardner, Jeremy N. Pepper and Amy M. Yates, all of Crawley; Matthew B. Dut}y, Christy L. Fleshman and Jemnifer E. Honaker, all of Frankfiord; Amy L. Sizemore and Maria R. Soukup, both of Gap Miills; Barbara R. Gloshen and Christopher W. Kincaid, both of! Hillsboro; Also, Ethan G. Beard, Emily R. Cru,se, Racheal Y. Dorsey, Jessicm L. Garcia, William L. Garner, Brittney N. Hinkle, Amanda J. Kazner, Jenny M. McMillion, Sara J. Morgan, Mickayla E. Pence, Christopher W. Pennington, Joshua D. Perry, Kevin A. Quick, and April N. Rising, all of Lewisburg; Brandy J. Carpenter and Jen- nifer L. McCarty, both of Marlinton; Also, Andrew S. Knight and Brenda L. McClung, both of Rainelle; Tara N. Brammer and Mary C. Ramsey, both of Renick; Jared N. Fox, Rebecca L. Honaker, Brittany D. Mor- gan, Jesse N. Morgan, Patricia D. Morgan, and Ernest L. Reynolds, all of Ronceverte; Kathy M. Arnold, Christy D. Butler, April M. Franco, and TelTi L. Roberts, all of Rupert; Sara R. Boggs, Second Creek; William S. Hill and Meagan G. O'Day, both of Sinks Grove; And, Amber N. Dunbar, Erin L. Smith, and Tiffany L. Smith, all of Union; MicheUe L. Kerr, Wayside; Valerie L. Cook, Randy K. Eggleston, Michelle L. Henson, and Tonya L. Scruggs, all of White Sulphur Springs; and Hannah M. Weakley, Williamsburg. New River Community and Technical College is West Virginia's newest, fully accred- ited, independent community and technical college which serves a nine county area of central and southern West Vir- ginia from campuses at the Public Higher Education 'Center, Beaver; Harper Industrial Park, Beckley; 219 Rock Street, Blue- field; Greenbrier Valley Campus at 101 Church Street, Lewis- burg; and Nicholas County Campus, 6101 Webster Street, Summersville. nursi uates ourse on A three-part course, "Un= derstanding Basic Legal Trans- actions)' will be held on Tues- days, Mar. 1 I, Mar. 25 and Apr. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 502, McCarthy Hall, on the main campus of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, VA. Bonnie Dodrill of Lewisburg, who served for several years as a legal assistant, is the in- structor. The series of seminars pro- vides general information re- garding everyday legal ques- tions and situations. It is not intended to give legal advice on any specific matter. No textbook is required, but sections of the Code of Virginia, 1950, and other publications and bro- chures provided by administra- tive agencies will be used. Top- ics to be covered include: Mar. 11 - courts, domestic and fam- ily law; Mar. 25 - contracts and transfer of property; Apr. 8 - estate documents and busi- ness entities. Participants may Bonnie Dodrill to teach course on legal matters at DSLCC register for all three sessions for $90, or for individual s~s- sions for $35 each. To register, contact DSLCC Non-Credit Coordinator Judy Clark at (540)863-2863 or jclark@dslcc.edu. @ The West Virginia Associa- tion of Conservation DiStrict (WVACD) Supervisors an- nounces their 2008 Scholar- ship Program. Eight $750 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates further- ing their education in Agricul- ture, Forestry, or Engineering (agricultural, civil or hydrol- ogy). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify. Application forms are avail- able in the guidance office of all high schools in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Coun- ties, or the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District (GVCD) office at 179 Northridge Drive Lewisburg, WV 24901. Applica- tions must be received at the GVCD office no later than Fri- day, Mar. 21, to be considered, Please contact us at' 645- 6173 for further information. Scores achieved by gradu- ates of the Dabney S. Lancaster Comm~unity College Nursing Progralm who sat for the Na- tional Council Licensure Ex- aminattion- Registered Nurses (NCLE;X) in 2007 ranked among, the top ten of all nurs- ing programs In Virginia, ac- cording to scores released re- cently by the Virginia Board of Nursil~g. An overview of all as- sociat,e degree nursing pro- grams throughout the United States finds DSLCC scores to be in tthe top third and in the upper half of all nursing pro- grams. "Our Nursing Program is widely known for its quality," commented Dr. Richard Teaff, DSLCC President. "Graduates secure employment as LPNs and NJ~Is in a wide variety of healthLcare facilities, delivering safe and competent patient care. ~We are proud of the fact that tlhis program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Campbell on Dean's List National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Inc the first nursing organi- zation in the United States and the preferred professional as- sociation dedicated to excel- lence for all types of nursing education programs." The NCLEX-RN is a com- puter-adaptive test of entry- level nursing conlpetence. Passing this examination is required of candidates for li- censure as a Registered Nurse (RN) by all Boards of Nursing throughout the United States and its territories. Nursing program head Judy Coleman commented on the news about the DSLCC scores, stating, "DSI.CC nursing gradu- ates are in high demand by lo- cal employers due to their repu- tation for excellent nursing care as well as their ability to perform well on the licensure exam." For more information about the program, contact Nursing at (540) 863-2838. Good Neighbor. RATES. ;AVINGS ACCOUNTS $0- $24,999 1.01% APY* $25,000 - $49,999 2.05% APY~ $50,000 - $99.999 2.90% APY~ $100,000 + 3.05% APY~ Please talk to your State Farm agent today for more information. $0- $99 0.00% APY~ $100 - $9,999 1.25% APY~ $10,000- $24,999 2.10%APY~ $25,000 - $49,999 2.50% APY~ $50,000 - $99,999 2.95% APY~ $100,000 + 3.10%APY* Glenn D. Musser State Farm Agent Lewisburg, WV 24901 Bus: 304-645-2139 glenn.musser.bv74 @ statefarm.com ? ~; AI l: ,AR,~ 1.~ I I RI *Annual Percentage Yields as of 02/20/08. 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