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Hundred High School Students Lauded

Grades, Attendance, Activities Are Recognized

January 20, 2016
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - Staff Writer ( , Wetzel Chronicle

HUNDRED?- It was a "great day to be a Hornet" Friday, Jan. 15 as Hundred High School held its "Fall 2015 Awards Day." Principal Daniel Gottron said those exact words as various students were recognized for their achievements.

"We have a whole lot to celebrate," Gottron said, nothing there were a variety of things to recognize.

Gottron spoke of pride in his students, wondering aloud as to "how far can we take this school?"

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Photo by Lauren Matthews
Shown are Hundred High School’s students with perfect attendance. These students were recognized at Hundred High School’s “Fall Awards” day. Pictured in the very back row is Wetzel County Board of Education’s newest member, Aaron Cisar, left, with HHS Principal Daniel Gottron.

"This is only the beginning of the wonderful things we have going," he said.

One of the Hornets' achievements was recognized by student body president, Andrew King.

"Obviously we got Roy back," he stated, causing the auditorium to erupt in applause.

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Below is the list of students who received recognition for perfect and faithful attendance, as well as the principal's list. Other award recipients' names are listed under the correlating photo on Page 7 of this print edition of the Wetzel Chronicle.

Perfect Attendance (Missed zero days of school): Chalea Cottrill, Jordan Cumberledge, Victoria Hawkins, Sydney Hoyle, Nicholas Kirby, Preston Kuhn, Ashley Miller, Brandon Rine, Airadeea Williams, and Zach Zedell.

Faithful Attendance (Missed four or less days): Dustin Adams, Jacob Allen, Alexis Bragg, Alex Britton, Kathy Cork, Steven Courtwright, Derek Crihfield, Jordan Davis, Haden Dulaney, Hailey Eastham, Annie Fox, Katherine Henderson, Hannah Hostuttler, Caitlyn Keller, Elizabeth Keller, Andrew King, Danny Kolat, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Macy LeMasters, Brittany Mars, Charles Matthews, Travis McCoy, Maggie McGill, Emily Metz, Holden Moore, Logan Moore, Deidre Morris, Tyler Norris, Alexis Olson, Josie Phillips, Miranda Phillips, Cheyenne Pletcher, Jocelyn Prado, Emily Rine, Mya Roberts, Donald Smith, Nicole Smith, Valerie Soles, Chase Sturm, Brittany Tustin, Jordan Tustin, Rachel Watson, Madysen Wheeler, Amber Yoho, and Andrew Zedell.

Principal's List (4.0 Grade Point Average): 9th Grade: Charles Rine and Joseph White; 10th Grade: Tyler Simms; 11th Grade: Hailey Eastham, Taylor Fetty, Annie Fox, Miranda Gray, Macy Long, and Rachel Watson; 12th Grade: Andrew King, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Holden Moore, Logan Moore, Samantha Opyoke, Josie Phillips, Emily Rine, Meliah Umstead, and Madysen Wheeler.

King was referencing HHS Hornet Roy Stevens, who had returned to HHS after winter break.

Stevens' siblings, along with fellow Hundred students, spoke out at various board meetings, in their plea for Stevens to return to HHS. Students also peacefully protested outside of HHS, prior to school in the morning.

Stevens, who has Down Syndrome, had a successful 2014-2015 school year at Hundred High School; however school administrators argued that district policy requires severely affected special needs students in Wetzel County to be placed at Magnolia High School in New Martinsville.

Part of Stevens' struggles the 2013-2014 school year involved the hour-long commute to Magnolia.

Stevens' parents eventually pulled him out school after he had missed the maximum amount of truancy days.

In early December, the state Department of Education listed corrective actions that Wetzel County Schools must take concerning Roy's Individualized Education Program.

In mid-December, Roy's IEP team decided that his needs were best met at HHS.

Gottron spoke briefly to the students on the matter. When handing out the "WOW" Award to students, Gottron noted that teachers were impressed with the way students behaved when gathering in front of HHS each morning of their protest. Gottron said the teachers noted that students did not allow their protest to spill into classroom time.

"We did a lot last semester," King stated to his peers, during his speech, at the awards assembly.

King encouraged his peers to do even more.

King stated a food drive would be taking place, with the top donators receiving a free pizza party. King said the food would be donated on Valentine's Day.

"Going into this, think about all the things you have," King told his peers, reminding his classmates that there are kids at HHS who might wonder where their next meal will come from.

Friday's awards included recognition for perfect attendance, faithful attendance, Principal's list (4.0 Grade Point Average), and Honor Roll (3.25-3.99). Specific awards included: "Students on the Rise," "Wonder of the Week," "Student Spirit," Fairmont Regional Service Award, Advanced Placement Award, and "Students of the Quarter." Gottron also had several students stand in recognition for their success in the Fall 2015 "Pumpkin Drop" project. Students involved in the Quiz and Science Bowls were also recognized as well.

Also, Gottron had recognized the various community partners of HHS. Those partners included First Exchange Bank of Hundred, Union Bank of Hundred, and Henderson Farms.

Gottron also thanked Aaron Cisar, the newest member of the Wetzel County Board of Education, for attending the ceremony.

He also credited the teachers and the staff "for all of their hard work."



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