Scores of top students at Tyler Consolidated and Paden City high schools were honored during the annual Peoples Bank Academic Awards Ceremony last week, with special recognition for 10 who were, in a way, perfect during their last eight years in public schools.
Held last week at Tyler Consolidated High School, the event recognized students in grades 9-12 who earned the best grades in their classes during the school year. A similar ceremony for those in grades 5-8 was held previously.
Singled out for special honors were 10 seniors at the two schools whose grades had qualified them for annual honors every year from fifth grade onward. Those students' names were engraved on plaques that will hang in their high schools.
Photo by J. Michael Myer
Officials of Peoples Bank and Tyler County schools join in recognizing students who achieved excellent grades during their last eight years in public school, during an annual event held last week. From left, front, are: Students Samanta Collins, Stephanie Kelley, Lauren Seckman, Danielle Seckman, Katie Hoyes and Lynnsie Parsons. Back, David Mitchem of Peoples Bank, bank Vice President and Regional Manager Denise Terrell, student Darren Heintzman, student Allister Seckman, Tyler Wilcox, of the bank; bank Sistersville Branch Manager Terri Botkins, Rhonda Burton of Tyler County schools and Tyler County school Superintendent Robin Daquilante.
Honor Roll members cited last week were, from Tyler Consolidated High School, Brandon Collins, Samantha Collins, Katie Hoyes, Stephanie Kelley, Allister Seckman, Danielle Seckman and Lauren Seckman; and from Paden City High School, John Bates and Lynnsie Parsons.
Denise Terrell, vice president and regional manager for Peoples Bank, praised all the students recognized at the ceremony. "Take pride," she urged them.
Terrill reserved her highest praise for the 10 Honor Roll students, stressing they were "basically perfect academically for eight years."
Certificates were presented to all the students honored at the ceremony, by Peoples Bank Sistersville Branch Manager Terri Botkins and Tyler County school Superintendent Robin Daquilante.
Singled out for special commendation was Rhonda Burton, Tyler County schools secretary who has been involved in organizing the awards ceremonies for many years. "She makes this thing happen," commented another school official of Burton, who is retiring.
Entertainment during the ceremony was provided by the Tyler Consolidated High School Choir, directed by Clara Glover. The invocation was by Lynnsie Parsons of Paden City High School. Master of ceremonies for the event was J. Michael Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register.
Students who received certificates of merit for good grades during the previous year included:
Paden City High School
Grade 9 - Taylor Cosper, Chelsea Dennis, Akayla Kline, Shaylee Lyons, Angel Moore, Samuel Price.
Grade 10 - Craig Allen, Victoria Anderson, Graeson Baker, Sadie Helmick, Haley Hizer, Kayla Hizer.
Grade 11 - Myah Charkawi, Adam Croasmun, Jennifer Hickman, Maddilyn Sawyer.
Grade 12 - John Bates, Drew Bidwell, Jefferson Palmer, Valerie Palmer, Lynnsie Parsons.
Tyler Consolidated High School
Grade 9 - Adam Cooper, Kyle Frum, Scott Gorby, Brannon Jones, Marisha Morris, Marcus Nichols, Hannah Roberts, Katlyn Seckman, Lacey Seckman, Martha Shepherd, Breanna Snyder, Kaleb Tanley, Brittany Weekley, Daron Weekley, Sydney White, Julian Work.
Grade 10 - Kimberly Boito, Elisha Brown, Aryn Carpenter, Daniel Grimm, Taylor Hess, Laura Jochum, Ty Klages, Johnathan Lancaster, Sierra Mace, Bryanna Munoz, Lillian Orr, Thomas Swartz, Megan Wilson, Sydney Yoho.
Grade 11 - Caroline Bantug, Austin Blizzard, Hillary Casteel, Mert Coskun, Amanda Dawson, Maximilian Dreyer, Carly Fletcher, Macy Frey, Noah Garrison, Chelsea Kehrer, Sophia Kinnard, Angelica Kyle, Shandi Long, Kali Mead, Devinn Moore, Jasmine Moore, Joshua Pelikan, Sydney Reed, Dylan Reynolds, Veronica Rine, Lauren Smith, Brooke Snyder, Austin Souders, Hope Stewart, Noah Warner, Corey Wells.
Grade 12 - Hayden Carpenter, Isaiah Casenelli, Makayla Clegg, Taylor Clem, Torrye Cline, Brandon Collins, Samantha Collins, Randall Eastham, Amber Eddy, Daniel Eddy, Brandon Frey, Darren Heintzman, Victoria Hizer, Richard Hooks, Katie Hoyes, Jason Huffman, Stephanie Kelley, Darrin Lemasters, Haylea Lemasters, Logann Long, Martina Parrish, Asia Richmond, Allister Seckman, Danielle Seckman, Lauren Seckman, Kayla Snyder, Marvin Sole, Carle Stewart, Tiffani Stinespring, Dustin Tawney, Devon Thompson, Allison Wable, Ashley Watson, Shay Yonaley.