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Hundred Hornets Take Flight

By Staff | May 24, 2017

Hundred High School has announced Anntwinette Fox and Rachel Watson as valedictorians of HHS’ graduating class of 2007.

Miranda Gray will serve as salutatorian.

Anntwinette Mae Fox is the daughter of Jim and Lori Fox of Littleton; the granddaughter of Earl and Shirley Cook of Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania, and the late Pete and Irene Fox of Littleton.

Annie has attended Hundred High School for four years and is proud to graduate at the top of her class. While in high school, she has been a very active member of her FFA chapter and was the President her senior year. As an FFA member, she has excelled in many contests, including various speaking contests, livestock judging, Parliamentary Procedure and Land Judging. She has competed at the national level for many different contests, and she and her land judging team currently hold the title of national reserve champions.

Annie has also actively participated in the spring play all four years of high school and held leading roles. She has participated in numerous academic competitions and has managed to graduate high school with a GPA over 4.0.

Annie has always held a genuine love for agriculture and has become a great leader throughout high school. She will be attending Potomac State College in the fall, majoring in Agriculture and Environmental Education. After two years there, she plans to transfer to West Virginia University’s main campus in Morgantown to complete her degree.

In the future, Annie hopes to work as an Ag Ed teacher and FFA advisor, as well as having a family of her own someday. She has received a lot of support from her community and various different organizations, and she would like to thank all those who have helped her.

She has big plans in the future and intends to make HHS and the Class of 2017 proud.

Rachel Elizabeth Thea Watson is the daughter of Brian K. and Anna M. Watson. Rachel was born in Wheeling and lived in New Martinsville until 2004 when her family moved to Knob Fork, near Hundred. She attended Long Drain School from kindergarten until eighth grade; she has been a student at HHS for the final four years of her education.

Besides two loving parents, Rachel has two older brothers who have pushed her to do her best and shine.

She also loves animals and happily lives with four inside dogs – two Labradors and two German Shepherds that she loves dearly.

Throughout her high school career Rachel has been a member, or participated in, the National Honor Society, marching and concert band, choir, drama club, track and field, basketball, the RESPECT club, the FFA, Math Field Day, science/quiz bowls, science fair, student council/government, GSMS and GHA, OVAC All-Star band, and various community service activities.

Rachel describes herself as having always been “hardworking and dedicated to what I wanted to do.”

She said she has always made the time for everything so she would “Have no regrets going into adulthood.”

Rachel has always been fascinated with the sciences, and so she plans to further her education by attending Wheeling Jesuit University and majoring in Biology, with a preference toward Pre-Med. Rachel hopes to further her education by attending medical school and becoming either a pediatric or neuro-ophthalmologist (specialized eye doctor)

Miranda Gray is the daughter of Gina and Dave Gray, of New Martinsville.

While in school, Miranda played volleyball for four years and was captain her junior and senior years. She also ran track for four years, played softball for two years, and pursued basketball for one year.

Miranda was an active member of the FFA, livestock club, 4-H, RAZE, and Shift. She participated in the spring plays put on by Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Dennis, and has also served as President of the National Honor Society.

Miranda has been the recipient of several awards over the years, including the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award.

She was recently awarded the Chris Roberts Memorial Scholarship, and the Lela N. Lemley Scholarship.

Miranda plans on attending Marshall University and majoring in Pathology and Chemical Engineering.


Wetzel County Schools’ graduation dates are as follows:

Magnolia High School – May 25, 8 p.m.

Valley High School – May 26, 6 p.m.

Paden City High School – May 27, 11 a.m.

Hundred High School – May 27, 7 p.m.