Students Honored by BOE
Several local youth were honored Nov. 6 at a regular meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education.
The meeting began with local Eagle Scouts – Zack Slie, Alex Norton, and Clayton Myers – leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The trio then spoke briefly to board members, with Board President Warren Grace remarking he was “so impressed” with what the three had accomplished to earn the position of Eagle Scout.
“I’m sure that will serve you very well in the rest of your life,” he said.
Abbe Stackpole, a Paden City High School sophomore, was then recognized by the board for her selection to serve on a national panel in Washington, D.C. Stackpole, along with Carolyn Hizer, a Science/Chemistry teacher at Paden City High School, had each participated in “Day of Design.” Day of Design, according to its website at dayofdesign.com, allows the chance for its participants to join the “community of Innovators as they use simple ideation steps to create change and learn as they do.” The site says that as students create their ideation maps, they will use the principles of innovation “that guide many of the world’s change leaders.”
Stackpole herself said she learned that a lot of people do different things and that “everybody does something different.” She said anyone can change the world, if they just try.