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The Mountain Messer~ger, Thursday, June 21, 1990 5B School-Seniors Big Fling At By Jonathan Wright High School was trans- into a pizzeria, game show theater, and carnival midway nine hours the night of June 4 ;I 5. It was the school's first "Proj- Graduation," patterned after a number of alcohol-free night parties sponsored COmmunities throughout the States. Forty-eight seniors d 25 guests attended. from area organizations, and churches was im- ~Ssive, according to Project uation president Jeanie Ratliff "The response has been she said. "My husband and I started the ball roiling, and all over began calling to ask they could do." Rattiff said the organizing first met in early March and its fund-raising goal at $1,000. reached that in practically no and decided to keep on going. raised the goal on up to $2,000. reached that goal pretty fast, We finally ended up with over $4,000, plus all the gifts given by merchants throughout the area." Money and gifts were donated by over 250 individuals, businesses, and churches from Rich Creek and Covington, Virginia; Peterstown, Lindside, Greenville, Union, Gap Mills, Sweet Springs, Sinks Grove, Ronceverte, Alderson, Fairlea, Lewisburg, and White Sulphur Springs. Gifts were used in a variety of drawings and games conducted throughout the night. "We're doing this to keep our young people off the roads," Mrs Ratliff said. We feel if we can pre- vent an accident and save a life, we need to do it. We're doing this for our seniors." Nearly 40 volunteers helped dur- ing the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. party. Union High School had 82 gradu- ates this year. Mrs Ratliff said the Project Graduation group will conduct the party every year. "A lot of the kids talked to me the next day and said, 'This is one of the best things that have ever happened here.' That re- ally meant a lot to us." Boy In Cheers Outstanding French Student Award for County Foreign Language Festi- val (Bank of Marlinton): Ben Ziegler Outstanding French Student Certificate (West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers' Association): Lisa Sharp Outstanding Spanish Student Certificates (West Virginia Foreign Lan- guage Teachers' Association): Damian Elliot (Level 1 ), Jamie Burke (Level 2), and Beverly Tracy (Level 3) Artist-of-the-Year Awards: Edgar Friel and Data Coulter Band Contribution Awards: Tammy Gordon, Missy Poage, Lindell Alderman, Jason Lane, and Ben Ziegler Music Program Dedication Award: Tammy Gordon Band Musical Talent Awards: Jason Lane, Lindell Alderman, and Tammy Gordon Choir Musical Talent Awards: Lori Matheny, Tammy Gordon, Lisa Sharp, Angle Stanley, and Julia Lambert Outstanding Senior Band Student Award (United States Marine Corps): Tammy Gordon Outstanding Senior Choir Student Award: Lisa Sharp Journalism Awards (Yearbook): Shawn Nottingham (editor), Jody Morgan (layout editor), and James Boehmer (copy editor) Outstanding American History Student: Jamie Burke Greenbrier Valley Soil Conservation District Speaking Contest County Winner: Bill Carpenter Governor's Honors Academy Award: Matthew McKean, Bill Carpenter, and Jennifer Blankenship West Virginia Scholars' Academy and West Virginia Honor Roll Nomina- tion Award: Matthew McKean Young Writers' Awards (Marlinton and Seneca Woodlands Woman's Clubs): Sara Burt-Kinderman (ninth-and-tenth-grade division) and Tammy Workman (eleventh-and-twelfth-grade division) Regional Math Field Day Ninth-grade Contestants: Jamie Burke, Shawn Cain, and Chris Sheets Regional Math Field Day Senior-division Contestants: Randy Buzzard, P. J. Harper, Matthew McKean, William Carpenter, John Rose, Sarah Burt Kinderman, Lindell Alderman, Ben Ziegler, and Cameron Barkley Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award: Amy Burks "1 Dare You" Award": Kelley Gordon and Bill Carpenter Walt Disney World Dreamers' and Doers' Program Award: Bill Car- penter Presidential Academic Fitness Awards: Jenny Workman, P. J. Harper, Beverly Tracy, Lisa Furr, Chris Tenney, Brad Frum, Allen Landis, Dave McClure, Terry Biggs, Melissa Wingler, Randy Buzzard, Donnelle Mor- ris, Melissa Gravely, Shawn Nottingham, and James Boehmer "Top of the Mountain" Academic Excellence Award (West Virginia Board of Regents): P. J. Harper Robert C. Byrd Awards: Jenny Workman, Brad Frum, and P. J. Harper W. E. "Tweard" Blackhurst Award: Randall Buzzard Library Award: P. J. Harper United National Pilgrimage Speech Contest Award: Bill Carpenter Carl Holland Award (Future Educators of America, PCHS Chapter): John Paul Burks "" H. A. Yeager Scholarship: Brad Frum Science Achievement Award (Greenbrier Valley Dental Association): P. J. Harper West Virginia University Scholars' Program--High School Leadership Award Scholarship: Nevin Lucabaugh Outstanding Science Student Award (National Radio Astronomy Obser- vatory): Paul W. Harper Charles E. Moore Scholarship: Lori Matheny Virgil B. Harris Scholarship (Durbin Lions Club): Julie Murphy Hattie Sharp Cloonman Scholarship: Julie Murphy Marlinton and Seneca Woodlands Woman's Clubs Scholarship: Julie Murphy R. Robert Dale Scholarship (Moose Club): Tabbi Dean Ladies Auxiliary of the Marlinton Moose Nursing Scholarship: Jenny Workman Marlinton Business and Professional Women's Award: Beverly Tracy Alice Rowan Waugh Memorial Scholarship: Gerald B. Frum Honor Graduate Awards: Jenny Workman, Gerald Frum, P. J. Harper, Randy Buzzard, Alan Landis, Donnelle Morris, Beverly Tracy, Lori Nel- son, Tabbi Dean, Julie Murphy, and Dave McClure Typing 1 Awards: Beryl Landis Anna Lee Dean Top Business Education Student Award: Dave McClure Electronics Award (National Radio Astronomy Observatory): Brad Frum Outstanding Introduction to Electricity Student Award: Donald Conley Outstanding Electricity I Student Award: Travis Shinaberry and Garland Wilfong Outstanding Electricity II Student Award: Jay Puffenbarger and Richard McCarty Top Carpentry Student Award: Chris Scruggs Top Welding II Cutting Program Student Award: Edgar Friel Forestry Awards: John Paul Burks, Steve Hickman, and Joey Gragg Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Awards: Chris Scruggs (carpentry), Brad Frum (electronics), Brett Carr (electronics product service), Jay Puffenbarger (electricity), Jenny Workman (nursing), and Richard Lane (welding) State VICA Competition Winning Team Members: Brian Puffenbarger, Brad Frum, Brett Carr, Jennifer Canada, Amy Workman, Travis Shina- berry, Todd Gay, David McClure, and Nevin Lucabaugh State Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference Award: Tabbi Dean Agricultural Mechanics Award: Tim Gordon, Ronnie Rexrode, and Jerry Nelson Dolan Irvine Outstanding Agricultural Student Award: Randy Buzzard Future Farmers of America (FFA) Contestants in National Judging Events: Christine Baxter, Stacy McClure, Nevin Lucabaugh, John P. Burks, Joey Gragg, Steve Hickman, John Rose, Bill Carpenter, Randy Buzzard, Charles Cole, Laura Grimes, and Randy Grimes. Soil Classification and Land Judging Excellence Awards: Bill Carpenter, Charles Cole, Charles Arbogast, and Greg Hively FFA Creed Contest Winner: Robert Doyle David E. Smith Award: John Paul Burks and Brad Frum Orr Lee McMann Outstanding FFA Student Award: Randy Buzzard Physical Education Outstanding Freshmen Award: Jamie Burke and Monica Varner Advanced Physical Education AWard: Teresa Mick June Riley Award: Randy Buzzard and Lori Matheny Arch G. Wooddell Sportsmanship Award: Jason Armstrong Boys' Basketball All-Conference and All-Tournament Awards: Jason Armstrong and Tim Gordon Girls' Basketball All-Tournament Team Member and County Senior Bas- ketball Representative: Missy Poage All-Tournament Cheerleader: Cindi Burke / James Jackie Wickline United States Achievement announced that James e) Jackie Wickline, has been a winner in History and Gov- ,nt. Jamie, who attends Alder- Unior High School (AJH) was for this national award by Painter, a history and gov- ~ent teacher. Jamie's name and will appear in the United ment Academy year- lich is published nationally. was a captain of the AJHS team and the president of Club. he is an active mem- :~f the Alderson Church of the and also participates in group at the church. Upon in 1993, Jamie plans to I West Virginia University and in secondary education with a alization in history, he also to major in computer technol- LANDCO WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Rt. 219, Fairlea, behind Hardee's 645-2710 ,e is the son of Jackie J. and of AIderson. Paternal is Margaret K. Wickline and the late James Jun- [ckline. Maternal grandparents and Catherine Sams of Fort The Messenger PEOPLE SERVING Ready to to the Rescue - mcl Statior y in a variety of styes and prces! PRINTING 645-3204 Daniel Ream At Private Heather Collins The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Heather Collins has been named a winner in Cheerleading. Heather, who attends White Sulphur junior High School, was nominated for this national award by Debra Rutherford, her cheer- leading sponsor at the school. Heather will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Of- ficial Yearbook, published nation- ally. Heather is the daughter of Berl and Mary Collins of White Sulphur Springs. She is the granddaughter of Gracie FIo Collins and the late B. Harold Collins of Durbin, and Mary R. Fitzgibbon and the late John J. Fitzgibbon, Jr of Gainesville, Flor- ida. Daniel Clark Ream was recog- nized at the Kiski school's annual academic awards banquet for achieving honor roll status for the entire academic year, he also re- ceived the junior class achievement awards for excellence in mathemat- ics and for excellence in German. Daniel has been elected a senior prefect for the coming school year. At commencement, he received the Blake-Hamill award given to a mem- ber of the junior class who exhibits extraordinary scholarship and lead- ership. A member of Kiskrs class of 1991, Daniel is the son of Doctor Norman B. Ream, Jr. and Donna W. Ream of Lewisburg. I0K Queen of Hearts Reg. S199 IOK Spectra $ S70 Of/7. 10K Custom Petite S SSO Offi Gold Lance Class Rings" Fast 4 Week What? You're Not A Bus Driver? Suzie's team is on its way to the state championship finals, ff only they could get a ride. Unfortunately, the whole team will not fit in your car, and you don't have a spare bus stored in your garage. Come on down to U-Save Auto Rental and select one of our dependable and economical vehicles. We can't guarantee the team will win the title, but we'll bet we can get them to the game in comfort and on time! Ab'70. /V'4Z, Your Home Town Car Rental Company Mountain Messenger Is Something Special is Happening in White Sulphur Springs .... I New MenuJ Freshly Caught Seafood Specials Daily Steamed Alaskan Snow Crab Seafood Pot-Pie We take fresh scallops and shrimp, add a delicate cream sauce, special seasoning then top it off with a light and flaky crust. A seafood lovers dream. Scallop Kabob Tender scallops wrapped in bacon and slid on a skewer, then broiled to perfection. Bar-B-Qued Baby Back Pork Ribs Baby back ribs smothered in our own special sauce, that you won't believe. We recommend a basket of onion rings to top this feast. Hawaiian Chicken Boneless breast of chicken slowly simmered in a sweet and sour Hawaiian sauce. :oL LA PIED, INC. & FREDERICK SCHILL & COMPANY Edgar Ave. Ronceverte, WV Salutes Their 1990 Graduates Earl Ridgeway James Reed y Greenbrier East Union High Hlnton High Parents: Parents: Parent: Robert & Joyce Ridgeway Sarah & Jackie Reed David Willey Robert employee of Sarah employee of David employee of Fredrkk Schlil & Co. Fredrick Schiil & Co. La Pied, Inc. Chris Wykle U.S. 219 SOUTH AT FAIRLEA I i I I Jason Whitman Greenbrler East Greenbrler East Tom Richards Parents: Parents: Greenbrler East Jack Wykle & Terry & Dawn Jefferies Parent: Sherlla Morgan Terry employee of Sandy Richards Jack employee of Fredrlck Schill & Co. employee of Fredrick Schill & Co. Dawn employee of La Pied, Inc. Sherlla employee of La Pied, Inc. La Pied, Inc.