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Hundred High Students ‘Stick’ To School

By Staff | Dec 31, 2014

On Dec. 16 Hundred High School held a special recognition ceremony for achievements during the first semester and on the WESTEST 2.

“Many of you have worked so hard this semester and it’s about time we give you some recognition,” said Principal Daniel Gottron.

The event opened with the National Anthem sung by juniors Madysen Wheeler and Meliah Umstead, Senior Isaac Hornbeck led the Pledge of Allegiance, and the HHS Choir led those present in the school’s Alma Mater.

Gottron explained that the school has been focusing on “recognizing the past and building a bridge to where they will be in the future.”

He introduced and thanked the school’s partners in education: Backwoods ENT LLC, First Exchange Bank, Henderson Farms, Statoil, and Union Bank.

HHS has been working to make their presence more known in the community via Twitter. As of that day, HHS had 105 followers and had 12,000 page views. Gottron recognized the most active Twitter users: Teachers Bonnie McGlumphy and Rex Rush; and students Cassandra Henderson, Holden Moore, Caleb Singer, and Meliah Umstead.

The school’s goal is to have 94 percent or more attendance. Gottron recognizes the students who achieved that goal-actually 95 percent since that was the attendance percentage of anyone who had missed four or less days in the first semester.

Faithful Attendance (missed four or less days): Dustin Adams, Brandon Armstrong, Courtland Armstrong, Alexander Britton, Kathleen Cork, Steven Courtwright, Brenden Cumberledge, Hailey Eastham, Annie Fox, Hunter Goddard, Hunter Goff, Tyler Harper, Cassandra Henderson, Isaac Hornbeck, Sydney Hoyle, Greg Jones, Caitlin Keller, Devon Kimble, Andrew King, Dakota Kuhn, Charles Matthews, Shane Matthews, Maggie McGill, Matthew McGill, Wyatt Metz, Holden Moore, Logan Moore, Deidre Morris, Samantha Opyoke, Makayla Postlethwaite, Emily Rine, Alyssa Sayer, Cheyenne Shamblin, James Shamblin, Tyler Simms, Brittany Tustin, Meliah Umstead, Rachel Watson, Madysen Wheeler, Brandon White, Airadeea Williams, Amber Yoho, Gary Zedell

Perfect Attendance: Jordenlea Cumberledge, Ethan Geho, Nicholas Kirby, Kaitlin Kuhn, Logan Kuhn, Macy Lemasters, Ashley Miller, Aaron Morris, Levi Morris, Tyler Norris, Paige Shriver, Nichole Smith, Victoria Stevens, Jordan Tustin, Zachary Zedell

Faithful Attendance and no discipline referrals: Dustin Adams, Courtland Armstrong, Brandon Armstrong, Alexander Britton, Kathleen Cork, Antwinett Fox, Tyler Harper, Cassandra Henderson, Andrew King, Nicholas Kirby, Dakota Kuhn, Kaitlin Kuhn, Macy Lemasters, Charles Matthews, Maggie McGill, Matthew McGill, Ashley Miller, Holden Moore, Logan Moore, Deidre Morris, Tyler Norris, Emily Rine, Alyssa Sayer, Paige Shriver, Tyler Simms, Nichole Smith, Victoria Stevens, Roy Stevens, Brittany Tustin, Meliah Umstead, Rachel Watson, Madysen Wheeler, Zachary Zedell

iTunes Awards for faithful or perfect attendance and no discipline referrals: Dustin Adams, Brandon Armstrong, Courtland Armstrong, Alexander Britton, Kathleen Cork, Tyler Harper, Nicholas Kirby, Logan Moore, Paige Shriver, Roy Stevens

College Algebra Awards: September Eakin, Allie Hayes, Erika Hunter, Andrew King, Holden Moore, Emily Rine, Paige Shriver, Meliah Umstead, Madysen Wheeler. This class shadows a course at West Virginia University. “It is one of the most failed courses at WVU,” noted Gottron. He proudly noted all of the HHS students had completed the class with an A or B.

Students on The Rise, decided by behavior, attendance, and grades: Derek Crihfield, Brenden Cumberledge, Alex Derby, Clarissa Derby, Aaron Morris, Levi Morris, Alexis Olson, Brandon White, Jashua Wood

Wonder of the Week (WOW) Awards: Brandon Armstrong, Courtland Armstrong, Kathleen Cork, Hailey Eastham, Cassandra Henderson, Andrew King, Charles Matthews, Deidre Morris, Samantha Opyoke, Emily Rine, Paige Shriver, Victoria Stevens, Melian Umstead, Rachel Watson, Madysen Wheeler. These students are ones who embody what the faculty want HHS to look like.

Student Spirit Awards: Cassandra Henderson, Andrew King, Rachel Watson

Student of the Quarter Awards for the first quarter: Freshmen, Amber Yoho and Tyler Simms; Sophomores, Valerie Soles and Tyler Norris; Juniors, Ashley Miller and Holden Moore; Seniors, Victoria Stevens and Brandon Armstrong

Student of the Quarter Awards for the second quarter: Freshmen, Rachel Postlethwaite and JImmy Shamblin; Sophomores, Miranda Gray and Danny Stewart; Juniors, Meliah Umstead and Andrew King; Seniors, Allie Hayes and Isaac Hornbeck

WESTEST Distinguished Student Awards: Antwinnett Fox, Reading Language Arts, Science, Social Studies; Andrew King, Reading Language Arts, Social Studies; Preston Kuhn, Science; Macy Lemasters, Reading Language Arts; Wyatt Metz, Social Studies; Holden Moore, Social Studies; Josie Phillips, Reading Language Arts; James Shamblin, Science; Tyler Simms, Science, Social Studies; Victoria Stevens, Reading Language Arts, Social Studies; Meliah Umstead, Reading Language Arts, Social Studies

WESTEST?Mastery in all subject areas: Antwinnett Fox, Allie Hayes, Christopher Kesterson, Andrew King, Macy Lemasters, Holden Moore, Deidre Morris, Emily Rine, James Shamblin, Paige Shriver, Tyler Simms, Victoria Stevens, Meliah Umstead, Rachel Watson, Airadeea Williams, Amber Yoho

WESTEST 2 Improvement in all subject areas: Alexis Bragg, Brenden Cumberledge, Casandra Henderson, Sydney Hoyle, Kaitlin Kuhn, Holden Moore, Emily Rine, Brittany Tustin, Jordan Tustin, Tommy Yoho

Henderson Farms sponsored 20, $25 gift cards for students according to their WesTest scores. For each of the four subject areas they received mastery, they had their name put in the drawing. For each of the four subject areas in which they improved, they had their name put in the drawing.

WESTEST Improvement and Mastery in all subjects (eight entries): Holden Moore, Deidre Morris, Emily Rine, Tommy Yoho

Students who received seven entries for the raffle were recognized: Sydney Hoyle, Christopher Kesterson, Macy Lemasters, Tyler Simms, Meliah Umstead, Rachel Watson, Airadeea Williams.

The same criteria was used to dole out pieces of duct tape for a special incentive for the students to duct tape their principal, Gottron, to a brick column in the commons area. Students could earn up to eight pieces of duct tape. That stunt was completed after the awards assembly, during lunch.

“I could go on and on your our student achievements,” said Gottron at the close of the assembly. “We have so much to celebrate right now.”