We think the Wetzel County community has known it for a long time, but now a study proves that arts are important. The results of a study conducted by the West Virginia Department of Education show that involvement in the arts improve academic achievement on many levels.
We are grateful for the many artistic offerings -- both of the observatory and participatory nature -- available in Wetzel County. Not only do our schools have strong arts programs, but so does our community in general. And we are better for it.